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LWAF stands for Long Winded as F#@%. Because when we get together we have a lot to talk about. The podcast is Nick and Joe, longtime friends and lifelong film fans, clear out their Netflix queues and discuss what they've watched. There are so many films on Netflix and we decided to give ourselves a reason to watch them and get together to discuss them. We hope you enjoy the talks and the show.
 
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This week we explain why we are ending the show and say good bye…oh and also discuss the film we have been avoiding for over a year. We discuss the Victor Fleming, David O. Selznick classic Gone With the Wind. We were both impressed with the vast and ambitious production but we have some issues with the content of the film. Then we say goodbye ...…
 
First up is the new, with a discussion of the Netflix original documentary Voyeur. A bizarre story about the famous journalist and author Gay Talese and his expose of a man that bought a motel for the express purpose of watching the hotel guests. It is a crazy story that is well crafted. Next we talk about the cult classic Tucker and Dale vs. E ...…
 
This week we have two very different films on tap. First we discuss the French animated film April and the Extraordinary World (2016). The film has a unique style that combines a steam punk aesthetic with an anime sensibility. Taking place in an alternate timeline the film is set in the early 1940’s where steam powered technology is still the d ...…
 
This week we discuss the Peter Weir film The Way Back (2010) a film starring Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess about seven escapees from a Russian gulag in the 1940’s. Then we discuss the John Ridley documentary Let it Fall (2017) about the conditions and decisions that led up to the 1992 LA riots. Next we have our longest running segme ...…
 
This week Nick and Joe look back at the films they watched in 2017. We discuss some of the worst films, our biggest disagreements and we each select our Top 5 films of the movies we discussed. Last year we had similar Top 5's with a flip flopped 1 & 2. This year we have 9 different films in our Top 5's combined. So we had a lot of films that we ...…
 
This week we are joined by special guest, Sally Hallada to talk about a couple of Christmas classics. First we finally get to a classic that Nick hasn’t seen when we discuss, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). Sally and Joe were already admirers of the film and Nick was taken with it after his first viewing. Then we discuss a perfect Christmas compa ...…
 
This week we head back to the Netflix library and select a couple films to discuss. An unplanned theme quickly reveals itself as both films are about artists and the challenges of creating art and what happens when that art is put out in the world. First we discuss the Tim Burton film Big Eyes (2014). Starring Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams the ...…
 
Our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes are discussions of films that one of the hosts are embarrassed they have never seen. This week Anthony Starke is back to discuss the classic western The Wild Bunch, which none of us had seen. A film with no good guys or bad guys, the complex and masterfully made film gives us plenty to discuss and Anthony once a ...…
 
Our Embarrassed as F#@% episodes are discussions of films that one of the hosts are embarrassed they've never seen. This week we discuss the Billy Wilder classic Double Indemnity and we are joined by professional actor Anthony Starke. With over 30 years of acting experience and having had a role in the stage play “Billy & Ray” (about the writin ...…
 
We continue our Halloween special with special guest Ian Malcolm and a lively discussion of the critically acclaimed It Follows (2013). A film that has many of the same tropes and themes as the original Halloween but sets it’s story in contemporary Detroit. Next we discuss our scariest scenes. We go over the scenes that had an effect on us thro ...…
 
This week we welcome special guest Ian Malcolm (@siriandangerous) from the Busted Wide Open - Pro Wrestling & WWE Podcast and we discuss a couple of horror films. Because Ian is not only a wrestling fan but also a devoted horror buff. First up is a classic in the slasher genre with a look at the 1978 film Halloween. Joe an Ian grew up horror fa ...…
 
This week we discuss the meticulous and ever stylish director Wes Anderson with his film, Moonrise Kingdom. A story of two tweens, first love and the dysfunctional adults that surround them. As always Anderson brings his instantly recognizable style as well as charming and complex characters. Next we discuss a documentary about the most corrupt ...…
 
After a brief hiatus we are back talking movies. This week we go back to the vast Netflix library and discuss two films that both hosts eagerly anticipated. First we discuss the sequel to the beloved Pixar film Finding Nemo, with Finding Dory. A beautiful film that takes you back to the under water world and to the characters you love while mix ...…
 
This week we discuss Shimmer Lake (2017) & The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015). Shimmer Lake is an interesting crime thriller of a small-town bank robbery and the unraveling of the mystery as we learn everyone in this small town is connected in some way. The film is also told in reverse, so there is a lot to digest. Then we discuss the fascin ...…
 
This week we discuss the animated film Ernest & Celestine (2014) about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. Based on a popular French children’s book this beautifully animated film was originally made in France and re-voiced and released in America as well. Then we discuss the acclaimed film Lion (2016). The true story of Saroo wh ...…
 
This week we discuss two Netflix Originals and we are impressed by both films. First we discuss The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). Paul Rudd plays a care-giver that takes his teenage patient on a road trip to expand his world and give him some real world experiences. Next we discuss Okja (2017) a powerful film about a super pig and the young gi ...…
 
First we discuss Dr. Strange (2016) starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofer in one of the most recent chapters in the Marvel-verse. After losing the use of his hands in a car accident renowned surgeon Dr. Strange delves into a world of magic and mysticism to get his life back. Then we discuss the Netflix Original, The ...…
 
This week we discuss two films that look at the many problems in our legal system. First we discuss the documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008). A heart wrenching story about a man that was killed by his estranged girlfriend who at the time was pregnant with his child. The story continues to unfold and goes in many s ...…
 
This week we go back to our Embarrassed As F#@% films. This is the running list of films that we are embarrassed that we've never seen. This week we discuss one of the films from Joe's list once again with Some Like It Hot (1959). An iconic comedy where Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon go on the run from the mob and have to dress as women to join an ...…
 
This week we discuss two films that are Netflix exclusives and both are absurd comedies involving murder mysteries. First we discuss a film written and directed by Jeff Garland called HANDSOME (2017). Garland plays a detective named Gene Handsome who is investigating the murder of his new neighbors nanny. Then we discuss a film from England cal ...…
 
This week we discuss the Mike Birbiglia film Don’t Think Twice (2016) and the Derek Cianfrance film The Place Beyond The Pines (2012). Don’t Think Twice is a film about an improv group that is struggling to break through when one of their members makes the big time. As a result the relationships within the group begin to deteriorate immediately ...…
 
This week we switched things up. We had planned a discussion of Don’t Think Twice and The Place Beyond The Pines but in honor of the 4th of July holiday we decided to discuss the Netflix Original documentary Five Came Back (2017). A fascinating documentary about five of the most iconic film directors of all time John Ford, John Huston, George S ...…
 
This week we have two very intense dramas. First we discuss the Al Pacino, Holly Hunter and Chris Messina film Manglehorn (2014) . Directed by David Gordon Green Manglehorn is a film about an aging misanthrope that yearns for a lost love from his past. Then we discuss the film Christine (2016) starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall. The film ...…
 
First we discuss the Joe Swanberg film starring Jake Johnson, Win It All (2017). A story about a degenerate gambler that gets in over his head and has to turn his life around. Then we discuss the Rick Famuyiwa film Dope (2015). About three nerds growing up in south central and when they get caught up in a drug deal, they have to figure out how ...…
 
After a week off we dive back in. First up was a suggestion from a listener and friend @editvideofaster with the film Train To Busan (2016). A Korean horror film about a train over run by a zombie horde. Then we discuss the huge blockbuster remake The Jungle Book (2016) directed by Jon Favreau. Both films are innovative and very well made. Next ...…
 
This week we discuss two very different films with unforeseen parallels. First we discuss A Gentleman's Agreement (1947) starring Gregory Peck and directed by Elia Kazan. Then we discuss the first film from designer and director Tom Ford A Single Man (2009). Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore and Nicholas Hoult the film is a very stylized loo ...…
 
This week we discuss the Netflix original Imperial Dreams (2014) starring John Boyega as a ex-convict recently released from prison and trying to escape the pit falls of his old life. Then we have the Cold War thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) a complex but engrossing thriller with a stellar cast and an endlessly unfolding plot. Next we ...…
 
For our 50th episode Joe and Nick have a jammed packed show. First up is our long awaited discussion of The Dark Knight (2008). Joe loves the film and Nick hates it, finally we discuss why. Then for this special episode we discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 fresh from the opening day screening. Next we debut a new segment Impression Roulett ...…
 
We have two animated films on tap this week. First we discuss Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), an impressive and imaginative film about a boy and his complicated family dynamics. Then we discuss the Netflix original The Little Prince (2015). Directed by Mark Osborne, one of the directors of the original Kung Fu Panda, this film is based on the ...…
 
This week our films are similar, they both deal with the devastation of tsunamis. The first film is The Impossible (2012) about the 2004 disaster in South East Asia. The film follows the true story of one families fight to find each other after the massive disaster. Our second film is The Wave (2015) the story of the potential scenario if the n ...…
 
This week we discuss two films that take place at war time but otherwise are complete opposites. Nick chose the documentary Korengal (2014) which was the follow up to the Oscar nominated documentary Restrepo (2010). Joe went with the Hollywood classic The African Queen (1951) starring the endlessly charismatic Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepb ...…
 
This week in honor of the start of baseball season we review two baseball themed documentaries. First up is the documentary The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) about an independent minor league team in the late 70’s owned and operated by Bing Russel father of Hollywood legend Kurt Russel. Next we discuss the documentary Fastball (2016) abo ...…
 
This week with scheduled vacations for each of us we recorded a one movie episode as we discuss Atonement (2007) starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan and Benedict Cumberbatch. Based on a beloved book and set in the back drop of World War II the story is about an imaginative young writer Briony Tallis, who accuses her sisters lo ...…
 
This week commemorates one year of podcasting for us. Yay us! As we pick our films our tastes continue to reveal themselves. Nick chooses Compulsion (1959) starring Dean Stockwell and Orson Welles about the true crime Leopold and Loeb murder trial. Joe selects Short Term 12 (2013) starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr., about a care facili ...…
 
In honor of Nick’s trip to Europe we are doing a couple of road trip films. First up, Nick chose The Trip (2010) starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The two comedians play fictionalized versions of themselves as they go on a road trip of restaurants through small towns in England. Next Joe picked Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) about two teenage boy ...…
 
Episode 42 An Unmarried Woman (1978) & Sing Street (2016) Welcome to the newly re-formatted LWAF podcast! Same charming and handsome fellas, same sexy streaming service, but now with added “freedom of choice”! The boys get to choose the movies we watch and we aren’t wasting any time. Nick selected the 1978 Academy Award nominated film An Unmarr ...…
 
Moving forward we have decided to tweak our format and no linger watch randomly selected films. But this week we review two final films chosen by the randomizer. First we discuss A Drummer’s Dream (2010) a documentary about a weekend drumming camp where professional drummers mentor and teach kids. Then we discuss Boy Meets Girl (2015) a film ab ...…
 
This week is our Oscar preview show. We discuss the 2016 Oscar's, some of the nominations and we review 13th (2016) the stunning documentary about the history of African American incarceration in America. A documentary that is compelling both because of it's content and it's craft. We then look at previous Oscar's and discuss where Oscar got it ...…
 
This week we selected two films currently on Netflix where the story was about love or relationships. The first film is an independent coming-of-age story called The Young Kieslowski (2014). The story centers on two college students that are faced with a difficult decision after a drunken one night stand. Our second film is the classic tale of ...…
 
This week we discuss a Netflix original that was also an Academy Award nominated documentary. Virunga (2014) follows a group of park rangers that protect the Virunga national forest in the Congo as a civil war breaks out. Next we discuss a drama set in the high end art world, The Best Offer (2014). From the director of "Cinema Paradisio" and st ...…
 
With the inauguration of President Trump in the offing we decided to look at two films that deal with politics this week. First we discuss the documentary Mitt (2014) an in-depth behind the scenes look at the two failed presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney. Then we look at the satirical mockumentary Bob Roberts (1992) directed by and starring ...…
 
This week we discuss two international films the first is a war drama and the second is a documentary about a tragic medical cover up in England and in much of Europe. The first film is Airlift (2016) a film about the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, but focuses on 150,000 stranded Indian expats in the country of Kuwait. Then we discuss Attacking the D ...…
 
For our first episode of 2017 we go off book a little and discuss two films from our Embarrassed as F#@% segment. We initially wanted to discuss Chinatown and Gone With The Wind but with the untimely passing of Debbie Reynolds as well as Carrie Fisher we decided to swap out Singing In The Rain instead of Gone With The Wind. So we go for a coupl ...…
 
Nick and Joe go through their Top 5 and we declare a definitive top 3, and with the top 2 films we will revisit the reviews from those films. There is some overlap but there is also a few surprises. We hope you enjoyed the first year of the podcast we had a lot of fun doing it and we will be back next year with lots of fun shows. As always a HU ...…
 
We look back at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the films we watched this year. With a bunch of fun categories we look back at the films we enjoyed an the films we did not. Stay tuned be because next week we have our Top 5 films of the podcast this year. As always a HUGE thank you to @sumkilla for our amazing theme and bumper music and anothe ...…
 
This week we discuss two documentaries to close out our 2016 randomized episodes. First we have The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts (2015) a documentary about a group of friends helping former WWE superstar Jake the Snake rebuild his life. Next we discuss a comprehensive documentary about the life and music of Bob Marley with the film Ma ...…
 
1st Hidden Gems Revisited as we look at the Hidden Gems we discussed on episode 22. First we discuss Joe's Gem, Enough Said (2013) a James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus dramedy. Then we discuss Nick's Gem The Painting (2011) an inventive and entertaining french animated film. Next we introduce a new segment called Embarrassed As Fuck. A se ...…
 
This week we discuss an indie drama What Maisie Knew (2012) with a stellar and entertaining cast and a stand out performance by the child actor Onata Aprile. Next we discuss a Jet Li classic with Fist of Legend (1994) a film with very entertaining fight sequences and enough social commentary to keep the film moving. Next we have a Take My Money ...…
 
In this week's podcast we discuss a big budget sic fi fantasy, Stardust (2007) and a very low budget vérité style documentary Brother’s Keeper (1994) about four elderly brother’s living in rural New York. When one of the brother’s dies and another is charged with his murder their world is turned upside down. Next we go back to our Big Boy’s Don ...…
 
This week we discuss a documentary We Are Legion (2012) with a look into the world of Anonymous then we discuss a classic war film with The Enemy Below (1957) a Robert Mitchum film about waring boat commanders during WWII. Then we go to our Against The Grain segment and for the first time Joe and Nick both have films that they like less than th ...…
 
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