Kino Lefter

Evan MacDonald

A socialist podcast about movies and culture based in Edmonton, Alberta. New releases, throwbacks, TV and more get covered here and on our Patron-only feed. Host | Evan MacDonald Editor | Jamar Powell

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Gregg from I Have Some Notes joins after Evan's appearance on that show to chat about Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  Red Notice is a content delivery vessel starring The Rock, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds in an art caper / franchise starter that is now Netflix's most viewed film of all time. Every single person alive or dead has seen this film. ReComradations:Evan: cat ownership Gregg: Dan Olson's Fifty Shades seriesRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Dec 6

1 hr 23 min

This episode is a run down of what happened on our most sacred public holiday, Disney+ Day, as well as my reaction to The Simpsons Plusaversary, Hawkeye, and my impressions of Disney's attempt to make Westworld happen, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Dec 4

44 sec

On cipher politics and Mayor Pete's struggle against Black voters. Alex from Haus of Decline joins. Director Jesse Moss of Boys State returns with this "intimate" look at the campaign and domestic life of Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the 2020 Democratic primary. ReComradations:Alex: True Detective season twoEvan: The Beauty President, dir. Whitney Skauge (2021) The Double Life of Véronique (1991) & Three Colours Blue (1993), dir. Krzysztof KieślowskiRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Nov 19

1 hr 4 min

The wonderful Valerie Faye joins me to discuss the mysterious Taxi Driver homage Bolt Driver, which says a lot about society. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Nov 7

2 min 31 sec

Evan's on vacation this week, so enjoy this episode of The Korea File where host André Goulet chats with Evan and Paris Marx of Tech Won't Save Us about Squid Game, the limits of anti-capitalist art, and Fortnite. From The Korea File:"On a celebratory 100th episode host Andre Goulet welcomes Harbinger Media Network podcast pals Paris Marx of leftist tech worldview critique show Tech Won't Save Us and Evan MacDonald of socialist film review show Kino Lefter to explore the historical parallels and context of Squid Game, examine the show's cultural capitalist critique, regret impulsive investments in crypto currency and try to explain why we can't help but hate those notorious VIPs. Hear Paris' popular tech critique show Tech Won't Save Us at https://techwontsave.us/ and support his work at https://www.patreon.com/techwontsaveusSubscribe to hear 128 episodes of Evan's excellent, long-running Kino Lefter series at https://www.buzzsprout.com/226175 and get access to more than 100 bonus episodes by supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/kinolefterHear Andre's political panel show Harbinger Society Presents at https://www.spreaker.com/show/harbinger-society-presentsFind out more about our work building a politically progressive podcast community at https://harbingermedianetwork.com/This conversation was recorded on November 1st, 2021."

Nov 5

56 min 36 sec

Watch Orphaned here. This week Gillian McKercher stops by to discuss her new documentary available now on CBC Gem: Orphaned. Tackling the issue of orphaned wells in Alberta, the film highlights the need to clean up the thousands of idling sites and the people on the ground working towards change. Check out Kino Sum Productions. Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Oct 30

51 min 43 sec

WARNING: graphic descriptions of the improv comedy scene are found throughout the episode. Listener discretion is advised. Sophie from Dumb Bitch Media and Rob from Dumb & Awful return to discuss the Mike Birbiglia directed 2016 comedy-drama Don't Think Twice about the trials and tribulations of an NYC improv comedy troupe known as "The Commune." We also discuss their experiences in the improv comedy world and basically just gossip a lot it's very fun. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Oct 26

10 min 19 sec

***Content warning: discussion of sexual violence at 1:42:50 - 1:43:20***Jeremy, Olav, and Kaden join the expert panel to discuss the 25th James Bond film, No Time to Die. Discussed inside: Jeffrey Wright's Felix Leiter, Ana de Armas thirst, Bond's relationships and interiority, physical deformities, and what should be next for the franchise (being public domain.) As well, we explore two articles from the National Review (one from Armond) bemoaning the "wokeness" of the Bond franchise and how Lizzo could have sex with Bond. ReComradations:Jeremy: American Crime Story + Big Shiny Takes and The Forgotten Corner + his new SubstackKaden: Squid Game + twerking at PetroCan + be nice to service workers +  all your parentsEvan: Ma, dir. Tate Taylor (2019)Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Oct 20

2 hr 5 min

This timed Patreon-exclusive episode is now available for free. Enjoy!Future Canadian Senator and host of The Progress Report Duncan Kinney joins me to discuss the 1974 Alan J. Pakula film The Parallax View. Part of the unofficial "Paranoia Trilogy" with All The President's Men and Klute, this film centres on a journalist shaken into action by a whistleblower's death to find the truth about the Parallax Corporation and their involvement in political assassinations. On an unrelated note, Duncan and I discuss the upcoming Alberta Senate election, which is dumb and fake. kinney4senate.ca to find out more about the campaign

Oct 17

55 min 45 sec

As heard on the Harbinger Media Network Hellection Telethon, I review twenty ads running from all major Canadian political ads and score them on a 1-5 scale. Who will win? Who will lose? Who is Dr. Stacey Gastis? And hey! Today is election day in Canada. You should probably vote! Find out more about the Harbinger Media Network here and buy a membership! Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Sep 20

49 min 37 sec

Canadians are going to the polls! Justin Trudeau is seeking re-election two years early to secure a majority government, but how will Kino cover this? Fear not. As a podcast focused on the visual arts, I examine the issues of the 44th federal election through a close reading of a conversation between Dr. Jordan Peterson and well-spoken crank Rex Murphy on the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast. I learn a lot about cancel culture, climate change, and the insidious woke agenda thanks to these intellectual titans. Telethon (Sat. Sept 18th) twitch.tv/robrousseau Volunteer or donate to Blake Desjarlais in Edmonton Griesbach This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Sep 16

1 min 28 sec

***Remembering Roxanne Tootoosis Wâpiskaw wâpikwanî GoFundMe***Host of No Cartridge and author of the upcoming Story Mode: Video Games and the Interplay Between Consoles and Culture  Trevor Strunk joins me to discuss Free Guy, a film about Ryan Reynolds breaking out of his wagecuck NPC life to become a cool guy who follows the rules on his own terms. Discussed inside: representations of game development, what political art means, and how Fortnite is now all culture. ReComradationsTrevor: [1] Hades from Supergiant Games [2] The Silver Case on SwitchEvan: Alberta Advantage - TORIES: Lougheed, 1971-1985Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Sep 1

1 hr 14 min

Future Canadian Senator and host of The Progress Report Duncan Kinney joins me to discuss the 1974 Alan J. Pakula film The Parallax View. Part of the unofficial "Paranoia Trilogy" with All The President's Men and Klute, this film centres on a journalist shaken into action by a whistleblower's death to find the truth about the Parallax Corporation and their involvement in political assassinations. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Aug 27

2 min 4 sec

**Please note! I messed up communicating the schedule during this episode a few times. The next Patreon episode will cover The Parallax View, and next week's main episode will cover the Ryan Reynolds film Free Guy**Marshall and Steven from the Androids and Assets podcast return to discuss the horrible sci-fi genre film which garnered attention thanks to the Netflix algorithm: Cosmic Sin. The film stars a catatonic Bruce Willis alongside Frank Grillo as they commit genocide against some goo-based aliens. We discuss space fascism, gender, the aesthetics of fan films, and colonialism within the context of this notably bad film. AVP Redemption fan filmReComradations:Steven: China, Russia are stage-managing the Taliban (Aug 19) Pepe Escobar for Asia TimesMarshall: Money Shot by Sarah Beattie and Tim Seeley Evan: Candyman, dir. Bernard Rose (1992) Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Aug 25

1 hr 14 min

Professor Shama Rangwala joins me to discuss Tim Burton's spectacular failure to revitalize the Apes series. Marky Mark gets lost in space and stranded on a world ruled by apes. Will this movie get racist real fast? Yes. We explore the film's psychosexual politics, white slavery narratives, and every other strange and horrifying aspect of its two hour runtime. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Aug 20

56 sec

All-around superstar Vera Drew returns to the show to discuss the newly released two-part animated adaptation of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's landmark 12 issue limited series Batman: The Long Halloween, originally released between 1996 - 1997. Also included: an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the production of The People's Joker (laugh included.) ReComradations:Vera: Cutie Honey classic collectionEvan: Misery, dir. Rob Reiner (1990) Support The People's Joker and check out Vera's Patreon! Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Aug 18

1 hr 7 min

Friend of the show Mav Adecer returns to discuss the new A24 Arthurian epic from director David Lowery The Green Knight. This episode is a cry for help regarding my issues with lactose intolerance and also a celebration of when The Movies are really good!Here's a photo of The Gambler from Stargirl. ReComradations:Mav: The Strength of Strength and the Strength of Weakness by Oliver BatemanEvan: The Long Goodbye, dir. Robert Altman (1973) Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Aug 13

1 hr 17 min

Adrenochrome. Conrad Black. 300. The fall of the Western male. During July 2021, the National Post (Canada's conservative paper of record) ran a publication event called Action Movie Month. They attempted to highlight the greatest action films of all time, and in classic fashion, some articles are bland and some are deeply damaging on a psychic level. Eric, Marino, and Jeremy from Big Shiny Takes join me. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Aug 6

2 min 50 sec

Friends of the show Juan and Vic return to discuss cultural figure Lin-Manuel Miranda and the film adaptation of his celebrated 2005 musical In The Heights. Set in the NYC community of Washington Heights, the film follows Usnavi, a small business owner with a dream. How does the film approach questions of identity and capital ownership? What changes have been made and why? Will Dascha Polanco DM me? All this and more answered inside. *Note: there are some mild sound issues that we had due to the recording set-up, but they're small hiccups along the way*ReComradations:Juan: [1] Live in Africa - Fania All Stars [2] Loud hosted by Ivy QueenVic: Stars Without NumberEvan: [1] Pa'lante - Hurray for the Riff Raff [2] The Blade Itself by Joe AbercrombieRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Aug 4

1 hr 11 min

Abdul and Eytan from Harbinger's very own The Off Court Podcast return to learn about playing by the rules, being a good family man, and digitally rapturing millions of people into the Warner Bros. ServerVerse for a high-stakes game of basketball between LeFraud Shames and an AI that appears to be Don Cheadle. ReComradations:Eytan: [1] Neo Noir collection on Criterion Channel [2] old Resident Evil gamesAbdul:  [1] The Fear Street Trilogy [2] Naomi OsakaEvan:  Becoming a Yellowstone guyRate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jul 23

1 hr 28 min

Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a decidedly lighter film in the franchise set in the early years of Ape society. Caesar's community, now co-existing in apartheid with humans, faces conflict on two fronts: the Mutants living in the burnt-out remains of a city, as well as the gorilla leader Aldo's boiling hatred of humanity. How does the film explore these significant issue in a kid-friendly low-budget way? Mitchell (@litwall) joins. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Jul 9

1 min 27 sec

Tristan returns to the show for a spirited conversation on faith, gender, health care work, and getting rawed by Jesus Christ for Rose Glass' film Saint Maud put out by A24 last year, now available digitally. ReComradations:Tristan: Shenmue Evan: Darth Plageuis by James Luceno [Evan's Goodreads review] Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jul 7

1 hr 1 min

Kino alumna Laura returns to discuss Dasha Nekrasova's directorial debut The Scary of Sixty-First and Epstein Truth culture. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Jul 3

47 sec

The Great Saw Marathon comes to an end as Faris + Evan discuss Spiral: From the Book of Saw. In this second attempt to softly reboot the Saw franchise, we get a story about police corruption, how hard it is to be a cop, and why Forrest Gump 2 was never made. ReComradations:Faris: [1] True Romance, dir. Tony Scott (1993) [2] Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse in EdmontonEvan: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jun 26

1 hr 12 min

Jigsaw has trapped you in the washing machine and your step son is coming home in 90 mins. Let the games begin. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Jun 21

1 min 20 sec

This week I'm joined by game developer Tali Faulkner to discuss his game Umurangi Generation: a photography game set during the death of the world thanks to neoliberalism. One of the best games of 2020, Umurangi is now available on both PC and the Nintendo Switch eShop. Be warned: this is a deep-dive conversation on the political themes and questions explored by the game, so if you don't want to be spoiled, play the game! You can also check out the sick merch from the game here.ReComradations:Evan: The Blackcoat's Daughter, dir. Oz Perkins (2015)Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jun 19

1 hr 19 min

Phil and Taylor from the Hammer and Camera podcast join me to discuss one of the most interesting films in the Apes franchise: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. A slave class of apes stage a revolt against their human oppressors - a mirror of the state oppression experienced against Black Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s that the filmmakers drew inspiration from.This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Jun 11

3 min 14 sec

Ev and Sophie from Dumb Bitch Media return to discuss the new Disney live action adaptation Cruella which asks if girlbosses also suffer from mental illness or something. Here are some things we talked about:Christine Chubbuckdisney adultsfashion as inherited mental illness Paul Walter Hauserqueerbaiting ReComradations:Sophie: Sharp Objects on HBOEv: Predator, Predator 2, and PredatorsEvan: Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, dir. Shinya Tsukamoto (1992)Rate + review the show on the podcatcher of your choice! Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jun 9

1 hr 6 min

This continues off from the Saw 101 episode, and will be followed-up with shortly with an episode covering Saw V - Jigsaw  over in Patreon feed. Discover Donnie Wahlberg's role in the sprawling Sawniverse, what Jigsaw thinks about addiction, and the pitfalls of apprenticing for a serial killer/trap artist. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Jun 5

2 min 47 sec

Returning guest from Fighting With My Family and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Faris, host of the Dreamslam! + Lifetime Pals podcasts, is in the digital studio for a big project. Over the course of a few days, I watched every Saw movie for the first time from 2004's Saw to 2017's Jigsaw to prepare myself for Spiral: From the Book of Saw. This episode is the beginning of a three-part series discussing the cultural relevance and politics of the Saw franchise through every film. The other two parts, covering Saw II through Jigsaw will be available in the Patreon feed soon. Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Jun 2

1 hr 25 min

The superstar team of Tyler and Sean from Alberta Advantage, Format: Guardian, and Tyler's Tinker Tailor Podcast Spy reunite with me in a sequel to our Sicario episode from August to cover Taylor Sherdian's next writing and directing venture: Those Who Wish Me Dead. Angelina Jolie is a traumatized smokejumper-turned-fire lookout who stumbles upon a boy in the woods being hunted by two gritty Wet Bandits. The zone (wildfire) is closing in, can she score a win in this battle royale? ReComradationsSean: [1] Sea of Thieves [2] Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley RobinsonTyler: [1] Pale Swordsman by Këkht Aräkh [2] Excavated Shellac: An Alternative History of the World's MusicEvan: Will Menaker learns how to Cook, Sing, and Love from ChapoFYMJoin the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

May 26

2 hr 2 min

Time-travelling apes arrive in 1970s Los Angeles in Escape from the Planet of the Apes. Jeremy Appel, friend of the show from Big Shiny Takes and The Forgotten Corner returns! This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

May 22

2 min 5 sec

This week on Kino, I speak with comedian and auteur Sarah Squirm about her new special The Sarah Vaccine on Means TV. We discuss her inspirations, juicy behind-the-scenes secrets, and our horrible existence devoid of government intervention during COVID. *Plus* our $5+ Patrons during the month of May will get our first ever piece of merch, a beautiful sticker! Sign up today! ReComradations:Sarah: Legend, dir. Ridley Scott (1985)Evan: Fast & Furious 6, dir. Justin Lin (2013)You can also check out The Sarah Vaccine for free on YouTube!Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

May 12

56 min 49 sec

The wonderful Valerie Faye joins me in our evaluation of Beneath the Planet of the Apes, a film about war-mongering, religious dogma, and most importantly, looking hot in a fur bikini. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

May 7

1 min 41 sec

Kino alumna Laura Kruse returns to the show to discuss two Oscar-nominated films that represent the duality of life on Earth. My Octopus Teacher, winner of the Best Documentary award, is a beautifully-told story about one man's connection with the natural world. Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy on the other hand requires surgical intervention to ensure its toxin doesn't spread. This is an episode about understanding the discourse and how J.D. Vance can serve as Mike Flynn's VP with this one weird trick. ReComradations:Laura: [1] Cruel Intentions, dir. Roger Cumble (1999) [2] Dangerous Liaisons, dir. Stephen Frears (1988) Evan: Freddy Got Fingered, dir. Tom Green (2001)Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

May 5

1 hr 3 min

The Oscars happened again this year and its slide into cultural irrelevance continues. What happened? What's an NFT? Why are people mad and who should have won? All of this and more are discussed inside. Plus: your questions are answered on-air and Evan's top ten films of last year are revealed. ReComradations:Evan: Down the Rabbit Hole: Deep Blue Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. The closing music is Arcade Fire - Deep Blue from The Suburbs (2010)

Apr 28

1 hr 1 min

Here it is: the first episode of Takes From the Forbidden Zone: a miniseries covering every film in the storied Planet of the Apes franchise. Aaron and Shawn from the utopian comedy podcast SRSLY WRONG rejoin Team Kino to discuss the plot and themes of the first film in the series, 1968's Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. Cornelius! Zira! Dr. Zaius! All your faves are here. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Apr 23

1 min 25 sec

Returning guest from the fan-favourite Casino Royale episode, Clinton Hallahan from Alberta Advantage returns to disect the relationship between Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone and it's latest biproduct: the Netflix original superhero film that was marketed as an empowering film for large women which in reality is stuffed with fat jokes, Thunder Force. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Apr 19

55 sec

This episode begins with a teaser for the next major Patreon-only miniseries in the style of Gun Barrel, the Kino James Bond series. Enjoy! Get hyped! Welcome to Oscarbaiting: a miniseries leading up to the 2021 Academy Awards in which Evan and a series of guests discuss the highs and lows of the Oscar-nominated films we, the movie-viewing public, are subjected to. On this episode, Pearson Bolt of Coffee With Comrades and Macabre Media joins me to discuss Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, up for six awards, and Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round, nominated twice. ReComradationsPearson: Disco Elysium from ZA/UM Evan: The Third Man, dir. Carol Reed (1949) Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Apr 15

1 hr 21 min

Justin & Alice from Well There's Your Problem join me for a viewing of one of the worst films of 2017: Joss Whedon's Justice League. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Apr 9

1 min 19 sec

The wonderful Rose joins me for a discussion on the kaiju genre and the latest entry in the Legendary MonsterVerse, the highly anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong. ReComradationsRose's Guide to GodzillaGodzilla (1954) Mothra vs Godzilla (1964)Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991)Godzilla vs Biollante (1989)Godzilla vs Destoroyah (1995) Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)Shin Godzilla (2016) Evan: [1] Joint Security Area, dir. Park Chan-wook (2000) [2] Collective, dir. Alexander Nanau (2019) Check out Rose's YouTube show RIP CinemaJoin the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Apr 7

1 hr 14 min

The long awaited South by Southwest episode is here! Thanks to support of listeners like you on Patreon, I was able to attend SXSW digitally this year to deliver you this hard-earned film wisdom. Enjoy. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Apr 6

1 min 22 sec

Linh returns from their superstar appearance on the BvS premium episode to put a bow on our Snyder Cut coverage. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Mar 28

2 min 18 sec

Here's Part Two of the epic Kino Lefter saga to discover the truth of Zack Snyder's Justice League. Joining me on this journey of uncovering the hidden beauty of Zack Snyder's Justice League  are Andrew Neville, Mattie Washburn of Watchtower Database, Karen Mills, the Drum Circle JerkCrew, Bob and Mike of From Justin to Kane, Olav Rokne, Jeremy Appel of Big Shiny Takes,  Andre Goulet of Harbinger Media, and @TompOfficial. On the Patreon this week, you'll find the epilogue of this episode between myself and my wonderful partner Linh Lu. Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Mar 25

2 hr 27 min

On October 21, 2020 the host of this program tweeted "The Kino Lefter episode on the Snyder Cut will be longer than the movie and that's a promise." This is that promise fulfilled. Joining me on this journey of uncovering the hidden beauty of Zack Snyder's Justice League  are Andrew Neville, Mattie Washburn of Watchtower Database, Karen Mills, the Drum Circle Jerk Crew, Bob and Mike of From Justin to Kane, Olav Rokne, Jeremy Appel of Big Shiny Takes,  Andre Goulet of Harbinger Media, and @TompOfficial. On the Patreon this week, you'll find the epilogue of this episode between myself and my wonderful partner Linh Lu. Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Mar 25

2 hr 5 min

Duncan Kinney from The Progress Report (a fellow Harbinger Media show) makes his Kino Lefter debut to discuss the new Netflix film Bigfoot Family: a children's animated movie about greenwashing targeted by the Alberta UCP government for its insidious anti-oil propaganda. We examine how the government has been going to war against this evil film, and how IMDb and Facebook users have been reacting.  Mentioned on the show:David Staples' urinal moment [SB Nation] ReComradations:Duncan: subscribing to The Progress Report's newsletterEvan: attending a film festival, specifically SXSW Online this yearListen to The Progress Report!Support the Harbinger Media Network and get some supporter-only perks Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Mar 22

1 hr 22 min

This is a podcast about true love and a clash of titans. My life partner Linh Lu joins me to discuss one of the most important films in my life and the love of DC Comics that helped bring us together. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Mar 19

4 min 46 sec

Who will win Oscar? Will Sloan and Luke Savage of the wonderful Michael and Us podcast join me to discuss Chloé Zhao's Nomadland. We also workshop some potentially viral takes and peruse reviews from the average Joes on the Internet Movie Database. ReComradationsWill: Wanda, dir. Barbara Loden (1970) Luke: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World , dir. Peter Weir (2003) Evan: [1] Lost Themes III - Life After Death by John Carpenter [2] Loveless, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev (2017) Listen to Michael and Us and check out their PatreonJoin the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Mar 17

1 hr 3 min

Join me on a personal and political revisit of Zack Snyder's polarizing superhero epic from 2013, Man of Steel. This is the first in a Patreon-exclusive series that will revisit the Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Joss Whedon's Justice League in the lead-up to Zack Snyder's Justice League. This is a preview of Primo Lefter, our weekly premium show. You can visit our Patreon to get access to this episode, our archive, and a new episode every week. 

Mar 11

1 min 31 sec

WandaVision is the first Disney+ show from Marvel Studios and everyone is gathered around the water-cooler discussing their favourite theories. Was the show good or interesting? KB Harwood and @brodeep join me for this long-form conversation on the show. Everyone is Beautiful and No One is Horny by RS Benedict | Blood KnifeReComradationsEvan: Minding the Gap, dir. Bing Liu (2018) KB: [1] Superstore [2] Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana TakedaTaz: [1] The Legend of Beavis (YouTube) [2] What If? Vol. 2Join the Kino Lefter DiscordJoin the Kino Lefter Facebook group "Kino Lefter VIP Cinema Experience"Get access to Primo Lefter, our weekly bonus show on our Patreon for just $3 per month. 

Mar 10

2 hr 19 min