In 1997, playwright-turned-filmmaker Neil Labute along with a tiny budget and a handful of unknown actors headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana and filmed In the Company of Men, based on Labute's play. The story centered on two spurned upper management trainers played by Aaron Eckhart and Matt Malloy who decide to maliciously toy with a deaf typist played by Stacy Edwards garnered critical acclaim for its brutal and unflinching look at misogyny and corporate culture. But does the film deserve the attention or should it fall on deaf ears? MovieDude Eric and Lobster fly out in Business class (while Kent stays at home) to find out.

 

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In 1950, hit filmmaker Billy Wilder took on Hollywood's dark side head-on when he created Sunset Blvd. The story about a hack screenwriter (William Holden) who becomes dangerously intertwined with a reclusive former silent movie star (Gloria Swanson) ripped open tensiltown's obsession with age, sex and power that became a huge success with critics and audiences alike. But does the film deserves its close-up or does it belong face-down in the pool? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster find out. 

 

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In 1995, during the post-Hannibal Lecter craze of films featuring serial killers, Writer Andrew Kevin Walker and Director David Fincher release Se7en, which tells the story of a pair of detectives trying to catch an elusive psychopath staging his murders in a savage religious sermon. The film launched Fincher's career as a filmmaker of note and cemented the careers of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt. But does this film deserve absolution or does it fall into the sin of Pride? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster follow the clues to find out.

 

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In 1981, at the hight of a new historical drama boom, Warner Brothers released a Cannes Film Festival darling, Chariots of Fire, which told the story of two sprinters who competed at the 1924 Olympics despite the religious hurdles that stood in their way. But does the film deserve gold or does it stumble out of the blocks? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster get laced up for this Academy Award Winner.

 

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In 2003, the first wave of the Latino explosion of filmmakers were starting to settle into Hollywood from their respective parts south of the border, new filmmakers were starting to follow in their footsteps. One such filmmaker from Brazil, Fernando Mierelles, adapted a true crime novel based on a series of brutal street wars in a notorious favella twenty miles from Rio de Jinero called City of God. The film hit the international scene like a firecracker and garnered both critical and audience attention. As the world's eyes turn back to Rio in 2016 for the Olympic Games, does this film garner as a milestone in film or does it deserve to die in the streets? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster investigate.

 

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