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NEW EPISODE! FAW 131: “Watership down”

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you.“

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi tackle the last animated entry in The Criterion Collection and it is a masterpiece of film: 1978’s “Watership Down.” Listen as they talk about the intriguing and tense tale of survival, glimmers of hope, haunting abstract beauty and how this film’s rating is still controversial.

 

FILM A WEEK EPISODES

 
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APRIL 5th, 2018

FAW 130: “A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN” 50th ANNIVERSARY

“What's more shocking than having your faults projected on a screen?“

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi begin their third Animated April with the 50th anniversary of "A Boy Named Charlie Brown." Listen as they discuss the first theatrical Peanuts film complete with childhood nostalgia and "waa-waa" curses. It's an episode for the whole family!

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MARCH 29th, 2018

FAW 129: RECENT VISITS - “WONDER WOMAN”

"What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take on Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” for their Recent Visits. Listen as they discuss the film’s long road to the big screen and into the DCEU, Gal Gadot’s performance and how their might be a villain problem.

 
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MARCH 22nd, 2018

FAW 128: “PERSEPOLIS”

"Life isn't absurd! Some people give their lives for freedom."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi explore the life of Marjane Satrapi through her eyes with the animated film “Persepolis.” Listen as we discuss the Iranian Revolution, Satrapi’s wondrous vision and why animation was the best choice to tell the story.

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MARCH 15th, 2018

FAW 127: CRITERION OF THE MONTH - “THE VIRGIN SUICIDES”

"We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy.”

In this Criterion pick, hosts Serg and Patrick cover the directorial debut of Sofia Coppola, “The Virgin Suicides.” Listen as they discuss the mesmerizing cinematography, Kirsten Dunst’s stunning performance, and the sad nature of coming-of-age.