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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.


43 Pieces

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It looks like the big blockbuster of the summer is not a superhero or science fiction film, but, surprisingly, a movie set during World War II. Dun...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:33
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Actor and comedian Kumail Nadjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon wrote a screenplay about their own very unusual courtship. With Michael Showalter d...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:49
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Among the films of Federico Fellini are a few that have achieved classic status, and deservedly so, such as La Strada, La Dolce Vita, and 8 ½. But ...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
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The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of a married couple in Warsaw, the owners and operators of a zoo, who rescued hundreds of Jews from the g...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:55
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When you put something on a pedestal, it becomes a prime target for pigeons. Or to put it another way – if a certain movie consistently shows up on...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:52
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In 1996, Nick Gold, a British music producer, asked the American guitarist Ry Cooder to come to Havana and help him record a few sessions with some...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
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We lost a lot of people last year. One of them particularly close to my heart was the Iranian writer/director Abbas Kiarostami, who died in July of...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:38
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Writer-director James Gray seems to be getting better and better with each film. His first five movies, starting with Little Odessa in 1994, all ta...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
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Ousmane Sembéne was a very important figure in the history of film. Born in Senegal, he attained prominence as a novelist in his 20s and 30s, but w...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
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One can view much of the silent era in movies as a process in which filmmakers gradually unearthed a narrative language appropriate to the new art ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 03:23
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First impressions may be the most lasting, but contrary to popular belief, they’re often wrong. In the case of the great American poet Emily Dickin...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 04:50
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French writer-director Olivier Assayas comes out with a new film about every two years. They’re always interesting, sometimes great, and I don’t th...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:19
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Those who only know Maggie Smith from her roles in later life—such as, most famously, in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey, I recommend chec...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 03:43
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Chris considers Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:45
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Chris reviews Kedi from Ceyda Torun (2016)

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:51
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Chris discusses Raoul Peck's I Am Not Your Negro

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 08:20
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Chris reviews Pablo Larraín's Neruda.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:58
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Chris Dashiell reviews Get Out

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:48
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Toni Erdmann, Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars this year, is a remarkable, ambitious, epic comedy/drama, written and di...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
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In the early years of the 20th century, a film genre was invented that became hugely popular: the adventure serial.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:59