We bring our discussion of L.A. noir into the modern era by connecting L.A. CONFIDENTIAL with the slick new buddy action-comedy from Shane Black, THE NICE GUYS. The two films are playing on very different sandboxes, and decades, but we find connective tissue in their central ideas of justice, their period settings, and their view of L.A.'s secrets. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Main Discussion: 02:20-48:33
Your Next Picture Show: 48:34-59:17
-Keith: Kaneto Shindo's THE NAKED ISLAND
-Tasha: Jodie Foster's MONEY MONSTER and Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg's WEINER
-Genevieve: Patton Oswalt's TALKING FOR CLAPPING
-Scott: Arthur Penn's NIGHT MOVES
Next Show Announcement/Goodbyes: 59:18-1:02:30
Josh and Adam talk fake noses. And wrestling. And murder... with their review of FOXCATCHER starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. Plus, their Top 5 Discoveries of 2014 – actors, directors and others who made a fine first impression thi