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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.


52 Pieces

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There have been three films this year featuring the rescue of British troops from Dunkirk, and two about Winston Churchill. I’m not sure why this w...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2018
  • Length: 04:32
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I have to admit I kind of admire the courage it took for a producer to approve such an awkward title for...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
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Regular listeners to this show may be aware that I’m not a fan of most Christmas movies. Occasionally, though, I offer suggestions during the holid...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:19
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There have been quite a few dramatic films on the theme of the death penalty, most of them making an eloquent case against it, and some of them rea...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 03:26
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Soderbergh, one of our best and most versatile directors, announced about four years ago that he was retiring from making movies and was going to f...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:24
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The surprise winner at the Cannes Film Festival this year was The Square, a provocative and disturbing satire from Swedish writer-director Ruben Ős...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:17
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The Florida Project is a film of rootlessness and dysfunction, so unusual that nothing could have prepared me for its kind of honesty.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:31
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The talented writer and actress Greta Gerwig proves that she can also excel in the director’s chair, in her debut film, Lady Bird. The film begins ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
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Drawn from over 100 hours of footage from the National Geographic archives that was long believed to be lost, and featuring a gorgeous musical scor...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2017
  • Length: 04:14
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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