This Moviecast episode of Movie Club features a review of the 1962 film The Manchurian Candidate directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Janet Leigh. Jonathan (@berkreviews) and Corey (@coreyrstarr) had not seen either version of this film, but they decided to start with the original. The month of November has them using the theme of political films and this one definitely fits the mold. It was crazy to see how well it holds up.
Next weeks episode: The Ides of March (2011)
While technically it’s Corey’s turn to choose the movie, Jonathan did persuade her to pic The Ides of March (2011). Though it does star Ryan Gosling so it wasn’t too hard of a sell. It is directed by George Clooney, who also co-stars, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Giamatti. It’s now a film that both are looking forward to checking out.
Berk Reviews Movie Club – General Info
Corey and Jonathan both realized they had a ton of movies they’d never seen. In an effort to work through their gap list, they started this podcast to ensure they at least check one new film off the list almost every week. Thus, for a film to qualify for Movie Club one or both have to have never seen it or at least not seen it for a long time.