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Argo / Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars / Shaft

Filmspotting likes reviewing movies, but what the hosts really want to do is direct. Themselves. Inspired by their discussion of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Adam and Josh countdown the Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars. Plus, they answer the age-old question, 'Who’s the private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?' You’re damn right the Blaxploitation Marathon begins with "Shaft."

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:00-3:20 - Intro/FreshBooks

3:21-27:05 - Review: "Argo"

Music: The Avett Brothers, "Live and Die"

28:34-30:04 - Squarespace

30:09-37:12 - Massacre Theatre

37:13-42:10 - Polls, Notes

42:11-54:52 - Blaxploitation #1: "Shaft"

Music: The Avett Brothers, "Paul Newman vs. The Demons"

56:12-1:03:39 - Donations

1:03:57-1:29:45 - Top 5: Movies Directed by Their Stars

1:29:46-1:31:52 - Close / Outtake


Looper, Doppelgangers Feedback


- The Avett Brothers


- Massacre Theatre winner: Ryan Jacobs


- Yes, Pauline Kael DID like "12 Angry Men"

- What was Adam saying about "Mulholland Dr." and "Singin' in the Rain"? Club Silencio / Switch-a-Roo

Film Comment's Top 50 Self-Directed Performances

Lighthouse Yoga & Acupuncture

"Red Sand: a Mass Effect fan film"

Tasha Robinson on "Falling Down"

- Josh's review of "Argo"

- Josh's review of "Shaft"

- Top 5 Movies Directed by Their Stars



- The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith- iTunes

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