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Podcast – Film Misery

By Alex Carlson & Phil Kollar

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Based in Minneapolis and hosted by Alex Carlson and Phil Kollar, this movie podcast features a weekly film review, listener feedback, interviews, top 5 lists, classic films revisited, and so much more!

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Film Misery

If you are a fan of movies at all, you should listen to this podcast. I'm a fan of Phil Kollar from GI and Replay and got here from one of his tweets and I am loving what I've listened to. I wish I could go through the back catalogue of their podcasts but my computer's broken and iTunes only has about ten, but whatever great podcast.


I just sort of discovered this podcast and so far I am really enjoying it. The hosts do a great job of going in depth and discussing the thematic and technical aspects of the films they like and dislike. I especially enjoy it when the hosts disagree about a film and thus we get to hear strong opinions for both interpretations. I often find that during the discussions the hosts articulate thoughts I had about a given film but was unable to put into words.
At times the shows run a little long and I find myself forced to extend my morning jog or continue listening for a few minutes after I arrive at work but this is an acceptable concession for me to make when the thoughts being discussed are of this quality. The only other negative that I thought I should bring up is that the hosts (like us) have not seen every film under the sun and sometimes their opinions cannot be put into context of an actor or director's entire filmography. I was a little shocked when one of the hosts admitted, while reviewing "Melancholia", that the only other von Trier film he had seen was part of "Antichrist". While this lack of background with von Trier's films takes away some of the possible depth of the review, the reviewers are still intelligent and experienced enough to give us a fair minded take on "Melancholia" and at least they give full disclosure before offering up their opinions.
But all of that aside this podcast is great! Happy listening!

Extremely Exciting and Incredibly Insightful

I listen to 3 podcasts for film. One is over confidence and pretentious. The other one is just Q & A. But this one is all good talk and explore the film.
What I like from Film Misery podcast:
- 2 guys debating and they have 2 opposite views on a movie which is a great thing.
-They have great music in between.
-They sound like they are excited to talk unlike the other two podcasts I listen to.
-Their voices are bliss to listen to.

Podcast – Film Misery
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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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