Smug Film Podcast Episode #6 – Good Movies, Bad Directors / Bad Movies, Good Directors

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On this episode, I am joined by fellow Smug Film contributors John D’Amico and Jenna Ipcar. We discuss movies we like by directors we don’t typically like, as well as movies we dislike by directors we typically like. As always, we go on tangents along the way, take a quick break for a movie joke by comedian Anthony Kapfer, and then close the show with questions from our mailbag.

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Movie Stuff Referenced in this Episode:

Spring Breakers
Ken Park
Mister Lonely
Julien Donkey-Boy
Harmony Korine on Letterman in 1995, 1997, and 1997
The Bling Ring
Lost in Translation
The Virgin Suicides
Marie Antoinette
8 1/2
La Strada
Juliet of the Spirits
The Tree of Life
Stardust Memories
Masculin Feminin
Pierrot Le Fou
A Woman is a Woman
The Beyond
Four of the Apocalypse
The Long Goodbye
California Split
The Life Aquatic
School of Rock
Waking Life
Before Sunrise
Almost Famous
Pirate Radio
Forrest Gump
Cast Away
Back to the Future
Play Misty For Me
Gran Torino
High Plains Drifter
Mystic River
The Outlaw Josey Whales
Dirty Harry
Young Guns
The Man with No Name Trilogy
Million Dollar Baby
Moonrise Kingdom
Don’t Drink the Water
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
Garfield and Friends (TV)
The Real Ghostbusters (TV)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV)
Dracula & Dracula: Spanish Version
The Unholy Three
The Unknown
London After Midnight
Don Quixote
Horror of Dracula
King Kong
Bride of Frankenstein
Son of Frankenstein
Breaking Bad (TV)
The Spirit of the Beehive
Cria Cuervos
The Prestige
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Return of the King
Side By Side
Jenna’s Piece on Wolf of Wall Street
Wall Street
Killers of the Sea
Shot Context
Seven Samurai
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Say Anything
Wet Hot American Summer
The Jerk
Rambo: First Blood Part II
First Blood

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