94 Min Released May 20, 2016

#586: The Nice Guys / Top 5 Films of 1987 / Last Days in the Desert

The buddy crime picture is a well-worn movie genre, but the right combination of players can still make it seem fresh. Enter THE NICE GUYS with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Writer/director Shane Black is no stranger to the buddy picture – his debut screenplay was 1987’s LETHAL WEAPON. Adam and Josh review Black's latest, and relive the glory days of MANNEQUIN (and LETHAL WEAPON) with their Top 5 Films of '87. Plus, Larsen recommends LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT.

0:00-1:45 - Billboard / Sponsors
1:45-24:55 - Review: "The Nice Guys"
24:55-36:27 - Notes / Polls
36:27-43:57 - Larsen Recs: "Last Days..."
43:57-47:14 - Donations
47:14-1:19:25 - Top 5: Films of 1987
1:19:25-1:34:53 - Close / Hot Mics

1987 music heard on this episode:
Guns 'N Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"
N.R.G., "Instruments of Destruction"
U2, "In God's Country"
Starship, "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us"

Josh's review of "The Nice Guys"

Chicago Critics Film Festival

Adam's video Q&A with John Sayles

"Thinking In Pictures" by John Sayles

Josh's review of "Last Days in the Desert"

Ebert on "House of Games"

Adam's full 1987 ranked list



Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. Part of the Panoply Network.

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