Considered one of the greatest comedies of all time, this 1926 silent film starring the legendary Buster Keaton followed a young train conductor who finds himself chasing a group of renegades who have stolen his train and his girlfriend. But does the film achieve true timelessness or does it crash and burn? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

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In 2015, documentary director Bryan Fogel, in the midst of his own expose on performance enhancing drugs in amateur cycling found himself being brought into a much bigger story when he befriends the head of the Russian lab responsible for drug testing. The result of this would make international news and the Oscar-winning documentary Icarus. Part expose on state sponsored doping, part human drama as the duo try to navigate a bureaucratic labyrinth to both protect the story and the source. But does this doc hit the mark? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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MovieDude Eric and Chris go back into the art of film critique by discussing the value (or lack thereof) of rewatching films as a means to study their techniques and gaining better understanding.

 

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In 2015, director Denis Villeneuve, working with actor-turned-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan released Sicario. The film revolving around Emily Blunt playing an FBI agent tasked to work with a shady intelligence officer and his even more mysterious partner in order to take down a malignant druglord while traversing a philosophical minefield about the nature of law and order. The film would garner several Oscar nominations and become a success with audiences as well, but did it deserve such glory or should it be left south of the border? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

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In 1963, at the height of the Cold War, director Stanley Kubrick wanted to tell a story about the horrors of nuclear war. In the process, he found the terror to be rather funny. In the end, he opted to tell a dark comedic satire about a crazy American General who jumpstarts a nuclear war and a President who is trying to keep it from happening. The result is one of the most controversial comedies of all time: Dr. Strangelove. But does the film deserve its place in history or should it go up in smoke? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris ride the missile all the way to the end.

 

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