/Filmcast Ep. 247 - Captain Phillips (GUEST: Dan Trachtenberg)


Dave and Devindra are joined by Dan Trachtenberg to discuss what makes a genre film great, and also take another look at Gravity's deceptively simple yet emotionally complex script. Also, Dan makes a shocking revelation about how many times he's watched Kickboxer.

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Miscellaneous discussion (01:50)

  • Responding to Gravity's script
  • What elevates a genre film?
  • Was John Woo ripping himself off in Face/Off?
  • The beauty of Hard Boiled
  • How many times Dan has seen Kickboxer

Featured Review (45:00)

  • Captain Phillips
  • (1:07:00)  SPOILERS


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