Thor Ragnarok

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Kurt and The Fabisch Factor Film Podcast review of Taika Waititi’s Thor Ragnarok.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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Kurt and The Fabisch Factor Film Podcast return for a review of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Blade Runner 2049.

 

The Films of 1986

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Kurt and special guest Franco Asmaeil discuss The Films of 1986 in a four-part series.

Podcast Length: Part I: 1:08:53, Part II: 45:35,  Part III: 1:09:23, Part IV: 1:09:32

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch & Franco Asmaeil

Films Discussed:

Game of Thrones Season Three

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Kurt, Nick, and J. talk about the third season on HBO’s epic fantasy series.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, and Emilia Clarke

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Released: 2013 on HBO

Podcast Length: 02:27:30

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch, Nick Poblocki & J. Newcastle

Top Films of 2003

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Kurt and special guest Joel Watson discuss their Top Films of 2003.

Podcast Length: 02:12:16

Podcast Hosts: Kurt Fabisch & Joel Watson

Top 5 Films of 1995

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Kurt and special guest Cody Lang of Intercut Film Podcast discuss their Top 5 Films of 1995.

Podcast Length: 02:30:10

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch & Cody Lang

Films Discussed: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, Apollo 13, Batman Forever, Braveheart, Casino, Crumb, Dead Man Walking, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Goldeneye, Good Men, Good Women, Heat, In the Mouth of Madness, Jumanji, Mallrats, Mortal Kombat, Safe, Se7en, The Underneath, The Usual Suspects, To Die For, Toy Story

Top 10 Films of 2011

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The Fabisch Factor leaves Westeros behind and takes a trip into 2011.

Kurt and Nick get into each of their lists of the Top 10 Films of 2011.

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Podcast Length: 03:28:56

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch & Nick Poblocki

Game of Thrones Season Two

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The Fabisch Factor delves into the second season of HBO’s Fantasy Epic series Game of Thrones.

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Richard Madden, and Emilia Clarke

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Released: 2012 on HBO

Podcast Length: 02:52:34

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch, Nick Poblocki & J. Newcastle

Game of Thrones Season One

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The Fabisch Factor delves into HBO’s Fantasy Epic series Game of Thrones.

Starring: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke

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Released: 2011 on HBO

Podcast Length: 02:23:50

Podcasters: Kurt Fabisch, Nick Poblocki & J. Newcastle

Children of Men (2006)

asily one of the 10 or 5 best films made in the last 20 years. Maybe even THE best when you start to stack it up. And easily the best film of 2006, without a nomination for Best Picture or Best Director.

A stunningly realistic portrayal of our near future. Perhaps skewed into a negative one, but all the details are exactly as they would be in a situation such as the one suggested in Children of Men. It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing a reflection of ourselves 30 years older.

As far as a depiction of science fiction, this is my favorite that’s been made, and I’d wager my favorite still for many years. Alfonso Cuaron jumps from “Harry Potter 3 Director” to best of the best with this film. Acting as director as well as one of 5 screenwriters.

It’s all the little details that are so good. The non plot-centric details. In a world where the population growth rate goes to 0, the world just goes to hell.

Maybe my favorite detail is the government issued suicide drugs. With TV commercials that perfectly echo today’s drug commercials. Scary and funny at the same time.

The work that went into making the background of this film. The newspapers, the news reports on the TV. The insane work that went into the art direction and the costuming of the extras. The way the inside of the car’s windshield now has a heads-up display featuring dashboard meters. Theo wearing a London 2012 sweater in a film made in 2006, gotta love that nerdy level of detail.

Just the mood of people in the film, that in 100 years… the planet will be devoid of people is pitch perfect.

Then there’s that mad genius Emmanuel Lubezki. The camerawork in this film is my favorite… ever… ever. Remember how Goodfellas had that great tracking shot into the Copacabana? Well, most of Children of Men is filmed like that. Few cuts, just lots of action filling every frame.

Speaking of action, this film is just insane the way it portrays its action.

- The car attack
- The escape from the farm
- The final battle in Bexhill

Some of the most intense action scenes in film history. Seriously, forget the hyperbole, the action is simply perfect. And in single takes… just stunning.

Lastly the actors, all sublime. Clive Owen playing such a schlub that grows into a hero. Julianne Moore arriving and leaving so suddenly. Michael Caine as my favorite film hippie. “Pull my finger.” And Chiwetel Ejiofor, God I wish he was in MORE films.

And then there’s the story. We have this world so perfectly laid out and then they hit us with what the plot really is about. The first child born in years has arrived. And how it ends up being what would be known as the origin story for a new Christ story. Beautiful.

This film is perfect in every sense. Gonna have to do a podcast on this film to really get into the details. But for now, I’ll just say that I love this film.