Flicks with the Film Snob Chris Dashiell

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Flicks features a weekly film review focused on new independent releases and old classics. Your host The Film Snob only talks about movies he loves – and hopes you’ll enjoy, too.

Chris Dashiell knows movies, and he knows what he likes. Listen every week as he highlights films old and new.


161 Pieces

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Among filmmakers of recent times who have had something important to say about the world predicament, a special place is held by Emir Kusturica, a ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2020
  • Length: 03:29
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It’s hard to believe that it’s been thirty years since Hal Hartley’s film Trust came out. At the time it looked like Hartley was going to be one of...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 03:17
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American director Joseph Losey was well on the way to success in Hollywood when he found himself blacklisted during the anti-communist witch hunts ...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 03:27
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There was an all-too brief renaissance in American film in the 1970s, when writers and directors were free to experiment with radically different s...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2020
  • Length: 03:18
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The screwball comedy was a special kind of a film that flourished in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. It featured zany, no-holds-barred dialogue and...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2020
  • Length: 03:15
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There are very few more poignant examples of world-historical irony in cinema than the Soviet silent film—the revolutionary hopes they expressed pr...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2020
  • Length: 03:43
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Loulou, a 1980 film by French director Maurice Pialat, tells of an upper middle class woman named Nelly (played by Isabelle Huppert), who grows tir...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2020
  • Length: 03:51
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One of the recurring motifs in Alfred Hitchcock’s films concerns a woman who suspects a loved one of being a monster. In his 1936 film Sabotage, th...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 03:28
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I’ve spoken on this show before about the Armenian-born Soviet filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov, who directed the groundbreaking film Shadows of Forgott...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 03:32
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Jia Zhangke is mainland China’s most cutting-edge director, challenging that country’s official story of economic triumph with poetic and elliptica...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 03:32
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Sometimes when I revisit a good film, I start to notice a few flaws which lower my regard for the movie a little bit. But that didn’t happen on a r...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2020
  • Length: 03:30
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The Magnificent Ambersons, the first film Orson Welles made after Citizen Kane, has suffered from its reputation as something of a “lost” film. It ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2020
  • Length: 03:24
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If one were asked to name great British film directors, I’m sure that Alfred Hitchcock and David Lean would spring to mind immediately, and rightly...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 03:21
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Recently I was asked to put together a list of my all-time favorite films—not a greatest films of all time list, but a list of movies that were spe...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 03:09
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The 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings were among the first government hearings to be televised live, providing a spectacle rivaled only by the much later...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 03:38
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Never has a filmmaker been so influential, with such a short career, as the French director Jean Vigo. With only three films to his name, Vigo, who...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 03:21
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Once in a while when I see the previews for a film, it gives me the wrong impression, and makes me decide to stay away. This is what happened to me...

  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 03:40
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For a brief time in the 1930s, there was a movement in French cinema called “poetic realism.” These films combined deeply romantic themes with a ki...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 03:01
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In what we now call the classic era of Hollywood film, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) had more stars than any other studio. In 1932, as if to prove that...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 03:28
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On any film buff’s short list of great Russian directors you’re bound to see the name of Andrei Tarkovsky, who directed seven brilliant and challen...

  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 03:05