RetroReview #1

The first RetroReview episode! Today I shine a light on a handful of films I’ve seen recently that came out before 2000.

  • Legends of the Fall
  • Bugsy
  • Kes
  • Starman
  • Kiss Me Deadly



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Statistics #8: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Like the original Harry Potter films, Fantastic Beasts features a huge cast and sends shock waves through my spreadsheet. Today, I’ll go through some of that.



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Review #10: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Another big blockbuster is out this weekend and I’ve got an opinion. I explore Fantastic Beasts from my nostalgic, Harry Potter-loving, childhood perspective. There’s plenty of good and plenty of bad to go around.



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Statistics #7 : The Edge of Seventeen

A new format for statistics episodes debuts with The Edge of Seventeen. And then a brief look at some of the data on my top 100 (without going into too much detail on what films are actually in it).



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Review #8: Arrival

I break down Arrival, and I kind of break down a little bit myself, too. There’s a brief spoiler-free section, but the majority of the episode is spoiler-heavy (which I say, so fear not about being surprised by things).



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Review #7: Moonlight

I take a deep look at my feelings on Moonlight, which definitely perplexed me as to what I should rate it. I compare it to Carol and Steve Jobs, noting the pluses and minuses for each comparison.



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General #3: Update!

Just a short update on the podcast. It’s still very much in its infancy and I’m working to make it as great as I can, but I can only do so much! Feel free to let me know if you have any other helpful tips or advice toward progressing Circle of Film in the right direction.



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Statistics #6: Musings

I give a general overview of the impact the spreadsheet has had on me and my life. A little dabbling in the spreadsheet as a conversation piece, what I would love for it to result in, and how it all started.



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Statistics #5: Hacksaw Ridge

I see just how much of an imprint Hacksaw Ridge leaves on the spreadsheet and then dive a little deeper into the actors’ page to explore and explain the ins and outs of how it works.



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Film Review #6: Hacksaw Ridge

I do an immediate review of Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s latest directorial effort, today on my way home from the theater. Also, note the different intro! There will be a general episode soon to address a few changes I’ve made to some of the intro media and a whole new category of episode, as well. My apologies for any scraping noises or otherwise bad audio. I did my best to clean up the audio track and make it as coherent as I could.

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Statistics #4: Doctor Strange

I go into the newest MCU film and looks at how it stacks up to the rest. Then, I see just how it affects my spreadsheet and everyone involved in the film. Part two deals with my top ranked directors as I continue to try to flesh out my personal taste in film for those of you listening in order to help you get a better grasp of where I’m coming from.

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