FAW Summer Series: Summer Trip Across Asia (August 2-30))

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NEW EPISODE! FAW 148: Summer trip across asia - “battle royale”

“Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi discuss one of Japan's most talked about and controversial films, 2000's "Battle Royale." Listen as watch the Director's Cut of the film and discuss anime cliches, badly timed test screenings, poor dubbing and Germany's accidental ban of the film.

 

FILM A WEEK EPISODES

 
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AUGUST 2nd, 2019

FAW 147: SUMMER TRIP ACROSS ASIA - CRITERION OF THE MONTH “POLICE STORY”

"Don't be a cop if you want to live to 100."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi begin their Summer Trip Across Asia with a classic of action cinema, Jackie Chan's "Police Story" for their Criterion of the Month. Listen as the hosts discuss Chan's legacy in the East and the West, Buster Keaton-esque humor, the killer theme song and the most epic mall scene ever put to film.

NOTE: Apologies in advance for the stuttering audio during our review portion.

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JULY 26th, 2019

FAW 146: SUMMER READING PROGRAM - “CRAZY RICH ASIANS”

"That is exactly what a super-rich person would say."

Our Summer Reading Program gets Crazy Rich in our Recent Visits! Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi are joined by Matthew Reveles to cover the rom-com hit of 2018, “Crazy Rich Asians.” Listen as we discuss class issues, excess of wealth, Constance Wu's lead debut, Awkwafina’s breakout role, and the legend that is Michelle Yeoh.

NOTE: There is an audio issue where the other mics besides Serg are at a lower volume.

 
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JULY 19th, 2019

FAW 145: SUMMER READING PROGRAM - “MINORITY REPORT”

"Everybody runs."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take the Summer Reading Program to the year 2054 to run alongside Tom Cruise as he fights to clear his name in Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report.” Listen as the hosts talk up Cruise’s superstar status, Philip K. Dick’s work, Max Von Sydow, and the impressive visual style that is still impresses to this day.

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JULY 12th, 2019

FAW 144: SUMMER READING PROGRAM - “THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER”

"Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary - The American Navy."

Hosts Serg Beret and Patrick Raissi take their Summer Reading Program aboard a sub amidst tension while on "The Hunt for Red October." Listen as they discuss Russian Scotsman Sean Connery, Tom Clancy's Ubisoft games, the Jack Ryan series and the only place not yet corrupted by capitalism...SPACE!