Episode 11: Wind River and Retro Review – No Country for Old Men (2007)

Episode 11 of The Film Buds Podcast will cover the harrowing new crime thriller Wind River, then the classic neo-western No Country for Old Men (2007). Later we’ll tackle some news, including James Cameron’s controversial comments about the highly-acclaimed Wonder Woman. We’ll also respond to a couple listener questions, and probably much more!

NOTE: The Steven Soderbergh special show is recording THIS FRIDAY! It will be available at the following link: https://thefilmbuds.bandcamp.com (which you can also access through our main website, http://www.thefilmbuds.com). We will cover Out of Sight, Traffic, The Informant!, Contagion, and Magic Mike! You can download it for a minimum donation of $1, which will genuinely help out the show! We hope you enjoy!

Wind River

From acclaimed writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan comes the gritty Wind River. Set in the unforgiving wilderness of Wyoming, the film follows hunter Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), who comes across a young Native American girl that’s died from exposure to the harsh winter conditions. Lambert finds himself teamed up with FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), and they soon come to discover there’s much more to this case than meets the eye.


No Country for Old Men (2007)

Considered to be one the Coen Brothers’ best films, the Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men is a intense neo-western that will surely leave you both amazed and shocked by the end. Starring Josh Brolin (Everest), Javier Bardem (Skyfall) and Tommy Lee Jones (Jason Bourne), the film follows an everyday man who accidentally comes across a drug deal gone wrong – which includes multiple corpses and a suitcase full of cash. The film is a fascinating cat-and-mouse chase between good, evil, and everyone in between.


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Episode 10: Logan Lucky and What Happened to Monday

Episode 10 of The Film Buds Podcast will record Wednesday morning! We will be reviewing Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky and Netflix’s new science-fiction thriller, What Happened to Monday. Later we will cover the new trailer for Colin Farrell’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer, as well as the Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spinoff, Apple’s $1 billion investment in original movie and television content, and much more!

Logan Lucky

Despite his voluntary retirement from filmmaking a few years ago, director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Magic Mike) has come back to Hollywood with flying colors. Logan Lucky follows two brothers who attempt to pull of a heist during a Nascar race, but require the help of many other wacky criminals to successfully pull it off. The caper comedy is chockfull of talented stars like Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Katherine Waterston, Hilary Swank, amongst others.


What Happened to Monday

Starring Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus), What Happened to Monday? tells the harrowing story of a dystopian society where families are forced to only bear one child, or face legal prosecution. Rapace plays seven different characters, all of whom are sisters — named after the days of the week. The film also stars Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close. It’s now available to watch on Netflix.


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Special Episode: Steven Soderbergh

In honor of Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Logan Lucky, the FIRST special monthly episode of The Film Buds Podcast is officially happening! If at all possible, we hope to do this type of show every month from now on. We will record the first episode by the end of August, and it will be available exclusively through Bandcamp. We will only ask for a minimum donation of $1, but you are always welcome to give more if you like!

This first show will cover many of the films by Soderbergh. Our discussion will include Out of Sight, Traffic, The Informant!, Contagion, and Magic Mike. Unlike our regular shows, we will not be doing news, listener questions, or picks of the week — just a bunch of movie fun reviews! So if you’re looking for a discussion about Soderbergh, more streamlined film reviews, or just want to help out the podcast, then this is for you!


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Episode 9: Detroit and Retro Review – Point Break (1991)

Episode 9 of The Film Buds Podcast will record Wedensday morning! We will be reviewing Kathryn Bigelow’s harrowing new thriller, Detroit, then will complement that with a retro review of one her other acclaimed films, Point Break (1991). Later we will be discussing Blade Runner 2049‘s R-rating, the best films about female obsession, how the FIRST special monthly show of The Film Buds is officially happening, and a look back at Sundance 2017. Let’s talk movies!


Detroit tells the true story of the tragedy at the Algiers Motel in Detroit during the 1960s race riots, where three innocent people were murdered. While the film does show other aspects of the riots, the film mostly focuses on that one terrifying night. It stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War), and Will Poulter (The Revenant).


Point Break

Starring Keanu Reeves (John Wick) and Patrick Swayze (Dirty Dancing), the 1991 action thriller follows an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate a group of surfers who may also be bank robbers. Also directed by Kathryn Bigelow, Point Break remains an action favorite and has – very noticeably – inspired many films since.


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Episode 8: The Dark Tower and Retro Review – High Noon (1952)

Episode 8 of The Film Buds Podcast will record Wednesday morning! We will be reviewing the troubled new Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower, then complement that with a “retro review” of the iconic western, High Noon (1952). We will also be discussing which movie genres we would like to see revived and/or die off, as well as a little bit of news, our Picks of the Week, an update on premium Film Buds content, and more! Guest host Jacob Bowers will also be joining us! Let’s talk movies!

The Dark Tower

Based off the acclaimed book series by Stephen King, The Dark Tower follows lone gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is engaged in a endless conflict with a mysterious figure known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). The film blends elements of the Old West, science-fiction, fantasy, and action. It should make for an interesting discussion considering its very troubled production and divisive reviews.


High Noon

Considered to be one of the best westerns of all time, High Noon follows Marshal William Kane (Gary Cooper) as he prepares to face-off with his longtime enemy, Frank Miller. The marshal soon finds himself in trouble as the local townspeople refuse to help him, and he must resort to more unfavorable options. Grace Kelly (Rear Window) also stars.


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