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It’s Love Our Way With ‘Call Me By Your Name’ & ‘I, Tonya’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

When cinema makes you feel this much, of course, then, it’s a good thing…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I come of age (again) at the movies; we cut open our chests—”mother!” style—to reveal our still-beating, but wounded hearts as we praise the masterful new film “Call Me By You Name.” Don’t worry too much, though, we’ll be alright in the end, stronger for the experience of falling in and out of love, just like the lead characters in director Luca Guadagnino‘s (“A Bigger Splash,” “I Am Love“) latest, and in our opinion, best, film to date.

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‘The Disaster Artist’ And ‘Jim & Andy’ Tackle Oddball Artistic Visions [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

Join us on a deep dive down the rabbit hole of 4th-wall-shattering meta comedy, so-bad-it’s-good cult fandom, and two artists with their own batshit crazy, yet truly unique, artistic visions that could Naaaht be denied…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open on the often unfair but necessary movie hype machine that pervades us all around these parts, especially this time of year. We then get into the meat of this episode, with a double feature chat on two movies that gel together perfectly.

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Revisiting Stylish Crime Films ‘La Haine’ & ‘Belly’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

When style becomes the substance…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I bring back a couple of golden oldies from the show’s past. We took this week off from recording to enjoy a long, gluttonous holiday weekend. But that doesn’t mean we’d leave you without something to listen to. And so, from the Ayt vaults (which you can find here, if you’d like to explore our old episodes), I’ve put together a crime movie double feature: Mathieu Kassovitz‘ scorching, energetic masterpiece from 1995, “La Haine” and Hype Williams‘ “Belly,” from 1998, a misunderstood movie with insanely beautiful visuals that distills the urban crime thriller into a hallucinogenic orgy of experiential moments and sequences.

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Talking The Good & The Bad In ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

Sometimes a filmmaker just misses the forest for the trees…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I start things off by riffing on problematic filmmakers, especially in the light of the now-it’s-official Louis C.K. sexual harassment allegations, and his subsequent admission to the wrongdoing. I had a chance to see his latest, now-forever-buried “I Love You, Daddy,” and it ain’t pretty.

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Are We Sure There Are No More Heroes Left In The World? [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

Seriously, are there any heroes left? We think so…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I fall in to a more free-flowing, long form discussion about the gnarly reality of an ever-changing Hollywood that seems to have finally been woken up to its own awful history, and may even be heading to a better future (we can only hope). Though, of course, we can’t help but reference, and champion, three new films out in the world that make a great argument, even in this troubled current movie landscape, that heroes do still exist.

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Comedy Takes Many Forms In ‘Lady Bird’ & ‘The Square’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

It’s okay to cry, but laughing while cringing is way better…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss two fantastic new releases in “The Square” and “Lady Bird,” joining them together in a comedic package, even though the films are nothing alike otherwise. Indeed, it’s too broad a description to label either of these films — the latter a remarkable coming of age period piece by writer/director Greta Gerwig and the former a Palme d’Or-winning arthouse comedy epic from Ruben Ostlund (“Force Majeure“) — but examining them together leads to fruitful chatter.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Meditating On The Future And The Past [Podcast]

Welcome to another edition of The Playlist Podcast, a discussion about film news and other film and television related items.

On this episode, I’m joined by Playlist Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez and Adjust Your Tracking co-host Erik McClanahan to discuss the movie that is on everyone’s mind this week, and one of the most anticipated films of the year: “Blade Runner 2049.”

We start the discussion off with some reflection on Ridley Scott‘s original 1982 film (and which of the 94 different cuts you should watch).

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‘Super Dark Times’ At The Cinema, Plenty To Recommend On Streaming [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss the coming-of-age indie thriller “Super Dark Times” for our main review. The film, though set in the mid-nineties, may very well have the most apt title for our insane/bewildering real-life present. Our original review from Rotterdam found it to be something of a solid calling card for debut feature filmmaker Kevin Phillips, if not a wholly successful effort.

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‘mother!’ Divides, But There’s So Much To Discuss! [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I dig into the career thus far of Darren Aronofsky, the filmmaker behind last weekend’s “mother!“, a fascinating film that’s swiftly divided audiences and critics even after a less-than-stellar box office haul. It’s undeniably mind-boggling to consider a studio exec reading the script and greenlighting the film, but that’s what happened and now we’ve got the glory or pain (depending on your feelings of the finished result) of “mother!” to relish in and discuss.

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Examining The Successes & Failures Of ‘It’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss the massive success of “It,” but also find plenty to gripe about the movie. After the film’s record-breaking haul at the box office this past weekend, fans (and most critics) will no doubt be pleased for the inevitable Part 2 promised at the end credits. Even though audiences and most critics seem to be taken with this latest adaptation of Stephen King‘s seminal book (our review was quite positive), we do think the movie has plenty of issues, chief among them the monotonous rhythms of the plot, rushed characterizations and direction/script that’s tonally uneven.

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Chasing A ‘Good Time’ & ‘Ingrid Goes West’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I reflect on the summer movie season that just ended, which we use as a gateway to champion two smaller, but bizarrely similar indie releases in “Good Time” and “Ingrid Goes West” (both made our recent Best Movies of the Summer list). Yes, we’re late to the game on these films, but we feel they’re worth your time as a moviegoer (go see them!) and plenty valuable for a good podcast chat.

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Adjust Your Tracking Talks ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Okja’ & ‘A Ghost Story’ [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I reflect on the summer movie season so far, catching up on some of the big and small films — “Baby Driver” & “Okja” most prominently—we’ve seen. Our main review comes in the second half of the show where we discuss director David Lowery‘s “A Ghost Story.”

Listen To: Ayt talks “The Beguiled” & “The Bad Batch

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Adjust Your Tracking Split On ‘The Beguiled,’ Gush Over ‘The Bad Batch’ [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss two new films from exciting auteurs and find plenty of overlapping elements between them, beyond the fact that, yes, Sofia Coppola and Ana Lily Amirpour are women working behind the camera. The latter’s sophomore feature, “The Bad Batch,” is a film that’s gotten mixed responses since premiering at Venice last year (read our review here), but we find much to love about it.

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Adjust Your Tracking Talks ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘It Comes At Night’ & ‘War Machine’ [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open the show with “Wonder Woman” and the film’s enormous success over the weekend. (Only I’ve seen it, though, and agree with Rodrigo Perez’ review.) From there, it’s onto our larger topic, writer/director Trey Edward Shults‘ sophomore film (after Ayt favorite “Krisha” from last year) “It Comes At Night,” which despite its misleading marketing (it’s not a monster movie, more a European-flavored horror/survivalist art picture) is a strong effort nonetheless.

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Adjust Your Tracking Talks Ridley Scott & ‘Alien: Covenant’ [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open the show with brief appreciations for the return of both “Master Of None” and “Twin Peaks.” After that, we discuss at length Ridley Scott‘s latest entry in his “Alien” prequel series, “Alien: Covenant.” Even though the film underwhelmed at the box office and received mixed responses from critics, there’s a lot to dive into.

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Adjust Your Tracking Talks Richard Kelly, ‘Southland Tales’ & The New ‘Donnie Darko’ Blu-Ray [Podcast]

On this archival episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I discuss the bizarre career (so far) of director Richard Kelly, specifically focusing on his first two features, “Donnie Darko” (recently getting a new blu-ray release from Arrow Video) and “Southland Tales.”

Listen To: Ayt talks about “Lost City Of Z,” “Free Fire” & “David Lynch: The Art Life

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Adjust Your Tracking Has A Blast With ‘Free Fire,’ Talks New David Lynch Doc ‘The Art Life’ [Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I open with more talk of repertory cinema, in this case the recent 4K restoration of “Donnie Darko” currently playing in some arthouses around the country (and also getting a gorgeous new blu-ray release from Arrow Video). From there, I recommend you see “The Lost City Of Z” in a theater, and soon (also check out Rodrigo’s great interview with director James Gray on his new podcast).

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‘The Fate Of The Furious’ Ignites The Box Office, But How Did We Get Here? [Podcast]

Welcome back to another episode of The Playlist Podcast. On this episode, I’m joined by Bingeworthy host Kimber Myers and Adjust Your Tracking co-host Joe von Appen to discuss “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.

The Fate of the Furious” — the eighth entry into the 16-year-old series — had the biggest worldwide box office opening this past weekend, but we start our discussion with the series’ humble beginnings as a B-movie “Point Break” knockoff before it turned into blue-collar “Mission: Impossible.” We discuss the series as a whole, give our thoughts on the latest entry, and speculate on where the series should (or shouldn’t) go from here.

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Podcast: Adjust Your Tracking Talks ‘Colossal,’ ‘The Discovery,’ ‘Five Came Back’ & More In Streaming Vs. Theatrical Chat

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I start things off with more chatter about the state of going out to the movies, and how things are rapidly evolving in this streaming era. We then move on to our two main reviews: new Netflix speculative sci-fi drama “The Discovery” and Neon‘s new release in theaters, “Colossal.” The back half of this episode features a grab bag of recommendations, starting with the latest from Romanian master Christian Mungiu, “Graduation,” and then moving to some streaming options in the wonderful documentary miniseries “Five Came Back” and season 2 of “Fargo.” Continuing with our Jesse Plemons theme this episode (he’s in three of the films/shows we discuss), Joe also highlights “Other People” and “Stretch & Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.”

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Podcast: Adjust Your Tracking Talks ‘T2 Trainspotting,’ Dave Chappelle’s Netflix Specials, ‘The New Edition Story’ & ‘Prevenge’

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I start the show off with brief appreciations of various media on streaming services: two new Netflix releases of Dave Chappelle standup specials (“Deep In The Heart Of Texas” and “The Age Of Spin“); Bet‘s “The New Edition Story” and also Alice Lowe‘s directorial debut “Prevenge,” available on Shudder.

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