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Sicario (2015)

Sicario (2015)

January 27, 2022

Denis Villeneuve directs Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and a darkly brooding Benicio del Toro in this film about CIA operations involving Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.  Big favorite of Tod and Dave, highly recommend.    

Over the following three weeks we will discuss the Netflix miniseries The Spy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as the real life Israeli spy Eli Cohen (1960’s era).  

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‘Ice Cold’ by Audionautix

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode Ten

Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode Ten

January 20, 2022

Friend of the show Joe Duffus joins us to conclude discussion of Le Bureau des Legendes season one.  Spoilers abound.    

Next up is Sicario (2015), a spy-adjacent movie about CIA operations involving Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.  Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro star.  

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode Six

Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode Six

January 13, 2022

Continued discussion of Le Bureau des Legendes includes everything up to and including episode 6.  Next week:  concluding discussion of the 10 episode season.  

The next movie will be Sicario (2015), a spy-adjacent movie about CIA operations involving Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.  Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro star.  This one is pretty highly regarded by Tod and Dave, so do seek it out if you haven’t already.

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode One (Rebroadcast)

Le Bureau (2015) Season One Episode One (Rebroadcast)

January 6, 2022

Rebroadcast episode in preparation for a couple weeks of delving further into this critically acclaimed French spy series.  Next week: episode 6, following week: episode 10.  

The next movie has not been picked yet, so send recommendations.  

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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The Man Called Flintstone (1966)

The Man Called Flintstone (1966)

December 23, 2021

We launched this podcast with the mission to cover ALL types of spy movies, good and bad.  Here is proof of our commitment to the mission.  The spy craze of the 1960’s left no studio hesitant to cash in, and that included the Hanna Barbera animation studio.  In the first feature length Flintstones film, Fred is tasked by ‘the government’ to take the place of an international superspy.  

Next up we will be revisiting Season One of Le Bureau, a critically acclaimed French spy television series.

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‘Ice Cold’ by Audionautix

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

December 2, 2021

High time we tackled a specific sub-genre of spy films, the WWII ‘behind enemy lines’ type! A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during the winter of 1943, but their mission turns out to be much more than it appears.  Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood are infiltrating the Nazi mountain fortress. Tod and Dave are infiltrating the tradecraft of the film!

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‘Ice Cold’ by Audionautix

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part Three

TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part Three

November 25, 2021

Concluding discussion of the first season of TURN,  dramatizing the historical contributions of the Culper Spy Ring in the success of the American Revolution.  This week we are considering the season’s finale Episode 10 in detail.

Next week we return to movie discussion with Where Eagles Dare (1968) starring Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.  A crack team of Allied soldiers stages a daring rescue during World War II, but their mission turns out to be much more than it appears.

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part Two

TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part Two

November 18, 2021

Tod and Dave continued discussion of this AMC Original show, dramatizing the historical contributions of the Culper Spy Ring in the success of the American Revolution.  

This is Part Two of a Three Episode series on Season One of TURN: Washington’s Spies.  Here we will discuss a middle episode of that season in some detail.  Next week we will close the discussion of this spy drama with details (including spoilers) of the final episode 10.        

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part One

TURN: Washington‘s Spies (2014) Season One Part One

November 11, 2021

We feel like we have finally cracked the code on how to mix in spy television series with our spy movie discussions.  It’s kind of rare to find spy drama that focuses on pre-WWII tradecraft, but TURN delivers big time.  This AMC Original show dramatizes the historical efforts of the Culper Ring in the effort to create a new nation.  

This is Part One of a Three Episode series on Season One of TURN: Washington’s Spies.  Here we will discuss the pilot episode.  Next week we will discuss episode 6.  The final week we will close the discussion with details (including spoilers) of the final episode 10.        

 

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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The Conversation (1974)

The Conversation (1974)

November 4, 2021

Discussion of The Conversation (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gene Hackman.  A surveillance expert becomes obsessed with a cryptic conversation recorded on behalf of a mysterious client.    

The following three weeks we will dissect the first season of the television series TURN : Washington’s Spies, which presents a fascinating tale of the tradecraft employed in the years prior to the American Revolution.  We’ll specifically be looking at episodes 1, 6, and 10 of that season.   

 

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‘Ice Cold’ by Audionautix

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‘Enter the Party’ by Kevin MacLeod

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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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