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Top 5 L.A. Movies / End of Watch / Iranian Marathon Awards

The sun shines and the land may be cheap, but if you’ve seen L.A. Confidential – or just about any movie set in the city of angels – you know it's a town with a dark side. This week's Filmspotting Top 5: Los Angeles Movies. Plus, a review of the new LAPD drama "End of Watch" and the conclusion of the Contemporary Iranian Cinema Marathon.

This episode is presented by

:00-1:18 - Intro

1:41-18:53 - Review: "End Of Watch"

Music: Regina Spektor, "Small Town Moon"

20:32-22:50 - Audible

23:12-35:26 - Massacre Theatre / Polls / Notes

32:27-51:46 - Iranian Cinema Awards

Music: Regina Spektor, "All The Rowboats"

53:13-57:11 - Donations

57:24-1:22:36 - Top 5: L.A. Movies

1:22:37-1:24:46 - Close


- None this week, sorry


- Regina Spektor


Yes, on second (and third) reference -- but not on first! -- Adam said "Thomas Vincent" Bridge instead of "Vincent Thomas" Bridge.

- Massacre Theatre winner: Dennis O'Hearn

- Audible recs: "Artemis Fowl" novels; "Ten Days that Shook the World: Russia"; "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History"


YouTube: Los Angeles Plays Itself

YouTube: The Mirror

Ben's short film project


- Audible - Get a free audiobook


- The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith-iTunes

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