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Episode 186: David O'Russell (feat. Frank & Sean of Film Junk)

Released Monday, 15th March 2021
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After a slew of bonus episodes, we return to our regularly scheduled program all the way up until the summer. Film Junk’s very own Sean Dwyer and Frank Knezic return to the show for an energetic conversation about a fascinating filmmaker by the name of David O’Russell. No stranger to controversy but also one of the better directors of screwball-style comedy out there. We focus on the majority of his work including Three Kings and then the award-winning romantic dramedy Silver Linings Playbook. But we also bring up each of his films throughout the entire conversation as expected. During the newly dubbed, “what we watched recently” segment, I review another time loop teen drama called The Map of Tiny Pretty Things while Sean caught up with the action-side of that premise with Boss Level. Frank briefly goes through his recent viewings of The Nutty Professor, Raya and the Last Dragon and Attack Of The Murder Hornets. Lastly, I quickly mention that I couldn’t help but enjoy Soliel Moon Frye’s documentary, Kid 90. As always, it was a complete blast talking to two podcasters who are partially responsible for me getting into podcasting in the first place. 
00:00 - 07:08 - Introduction
07:09 - 08:25 - What We Watched Song
08:26 - 34:25 - What We Watched Recently
34:26 - 36:07 - Director Song
36:08 - 01:20:44 - Three Kings + Silver Linings Playbook
01:20:45 - 01:54:44 - Other O’Russell Films
01:54:45 - 02:05:43 - Top 3 O’Russell Films / Outro
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