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.


81 Pieces

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When realism comes together with lyricism, you have the makings of a great film. We the Animals, directed by Jeremiah Zagar, manages to achieve tha...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:09
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A few years ago, Mexican writer/director Alonso Ruizpalacios made a splash on the world film scene with Güeros, which I saw at a local film festiva...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:52
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Filmmaker Rungano Nonyi was born in the central African nation of Zambia, went to Wales with her family when she was a girl, grew up there, and the...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:53
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A work of art can express many things, and one of the most challenging tasks for an artist is to reflect on the making of art itself—in other words...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 04:42
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You Were Never Really Here. That’s a strange and unsettling title for a film. But it perfectly fits this new picture, the fourth feature from Scott...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
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Sometimes I come across a real treasure by sheer chance. Recently, when the movie I’d gone to see was sold out, I went to another one in the same t...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
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During Russia’s gradual descent back to dictatorship, one prominent film director has unsparingly depicted the spiritual rot in the heart of his co...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:52
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The desire for a loving relationship takes many forms in the latest film from veteran French director Claire Denis, Let the Sunshine In. Juliette B...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
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It may take a while to process your feelings once you’ve seen Hereditary, the scary debut feature from writer-director Ari Aster. A lot of horror m...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:45
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A man of faith is tested to the limit in Paul Schrader’s latest film, First Reformed. Ethan Hawke plays Reverend Stoller, the minister of a Dutch R...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:35
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I’ve remarked more than once, here on the show, on the unique qualities that director Wes Anderson brings to his films.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:44
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For someone who writes about films as I do, there are always cases of movies that fly under the radar, escaping my notice, maybe not even playing l...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:35
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Egypt has the largest film industry in the Arab world. There have been movies produced in Egypt, mostly in Cairo, since the early silent era.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
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Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel has become my favorite living director. That might sound extravagant to say about someone who has only made fou...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:38
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Young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv are the protagonists of In Between, the debut feature film written and directed by Maysaloun Hamoud. The...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:51
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I’d never seen a film from Estonia until recently, and now, judging from the one I just saw, a movie called November, directed by Rainer Sarnet, I ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:37
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The Death of Stalin is the latest satiric film from Armando Iannucci, whose previous film In the Loop, followed by the similarly themed HBO series ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:44
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English writer-director Sally Potter is a rare talent, a feminist who is also a first-rate satirist, aiming her barbs not only at male dominance in...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:46
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Whip-smart and scary, yet seemingly off-the-cuff, Unsane is Steven Soderbergh’s latest contribution to genre film, in this case the suspense thrill...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
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I often hear people make the mistake of assuming that the main character of a movie should be likeable or sympathetic. This idea is a hold-over fro...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 04:11