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Portrait of a Lady on Fire / Ep. 224

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Film Tank goes to the beach! And catches on fire, because this movie is sizzlin’.

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Contagion / Ep. 223


Our first episode recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our first episode about a pandemic! Enjoy the welcome distraction from the current state of the world.

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The Seventh Seal / Ep. 221

The Seventh Seal

Film Tank sits down for a deadly game of chess with an old friend.

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The Fugitive / Ep. 220

The Fugitive

Film Tank goes on the run with The Fugitive.

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1917 / Ep. 219



If you had… one take.

And one cinematographer.

To seize all the Oscars you ever wanted.

Would you make a war film?

Or just let it slip?


His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy.

There’s unusable footage on the hard drive already.

He’s nervous, but Sam Mendes is calm and ready.

Camera’s on, and it’s all so upsetting

No cuts allowed. Whole set’s a mushroom cloud.

The ground’s soakin’ now, actors are chokin’ now

A line was missed, reset, start all over now!

Sam pulls me back to reality, shouts “Deakins you’re my O.G.”

Oh, there goes a lighting rig.

I’m so mad, but not giving up that easy, no

“Reset the shot, we need those Oscar votes!”

It don’t matter, he’s dope, one of the D-P GOATS

He’s Roger fuckin’ Deakins, when he goes back to his mansion, that’s when it’s

Back to the film lab ‘gain for color corrections

Better go capture this next take and hope it gives Mendes erections


You better lose yourself in the shot, ride its flow,

You own it, you better never let it go

You only get one take, do not miss your mark on “go!”

This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo

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The Fisher King / Ep. 216

The Fisher King

Film Tank searches for the Holy Grail. We did not find it. We did get one of the 7/11 Big Gulp cups, though.

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Love, Actually / Ep. 212

Love, Actually

Nothing says the holidays like adultery, romantic declarations about 9/11, mental institutions, Mariah Carey, fat-shaming, The Troggs, implied indentured servitude, nativity lobsters, and Wisconsin’s well-known affinity for clandestinely operating brothels in well-lit dive bars for for European tourists.

Film Tank presents Love, Actually. Or rather, Richard Curtis does. We just watched it.

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Knives Out / Ep. 211


Rian Johnson arrives to a galaxy far closer to you than his previous film inhabited in order to take on class wars in the new murder mystery film Knives Out.

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The Irishman / Ep. 210

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese writes an elegy for gangster films, and the incredibly flawed men who inhabit them. This week’s film: THE IRISHMAN.

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Parasite / Ep. 209


Alex, Nick, and returning guest Dan get together to discuss the latest Bong Joon Ho film PARASITE.

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