Lesson 97: 12 Strong – Emailing It In

Jan 24, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, Spencer Williams, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams examine the previously classified records of the so-called “horse soldiers” who fought alongside local militias against the Taliban during the months following September 11th, 2001, with this week’s review of 12 Strong (2018). Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle and many others.

As depicted in the film, the Green Berets selected for this mission were dropped deep behind enemy lines near strategic, Taliban-controlled villages and tasked with calling in air strikes to support the local militias’ efforts to destabilize Al Qaeda’s control over a highly contested region, culminating in the hoped-for liberation of Mazar-i-Sharif, the fourth-largest city in Afghanistan. The mission, which many expected to take months or even years, needed to be completed within three to six weeks.

Be sure to check out Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018), which debuts this weekend! Also making its wide release debut are the award-buzzing films I, Tonya (2017), Phantom Thread (2017), and Call Me By Your Name (2017).

Lesson 207: Sonic the Hedgehog – Rapid Redux

The Filmlosophers lace up their cross trainers and go for a run on the latest video game film to make its way to the big screen, Sonic the Hedgehog. The Rapid Romeos take on the task of critiquing what started out as a Hollywood CG mess. Did the dumpster fire of a...

Lesson 206: Birds of Prey – Emancipation Proclamation

The Filmlosophers don their high-heeled boots and break out their mallets for the latest film coming out of WB and DC, Birds of Prey. The Salacious Sparrows discuss the cinematic endeavors of continuing the creation of the DCEU, and showcasing the female side of their...

Lesson 205: Gretel & Hansel – Girl Power (Spoilers)

The Filmlosophers are left restless and stay awake all night after watching one of the first horror films of 2020, Gretel & Hansel. The Ferocious Fellas embark on a journey of discovery as they dissect the latest offering of fear and intelligence. Does Gretel...