Going Hollywood

christian-toto-son-This week, The Conservatarians, aka Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet contributor Stephen Miller — welcome movie critic Christian Toto to talk about the best films of the summer and the movie industry in general. Jon and Stephen also chat about John Oliver’s dishonesty on charter schools, and the latest developments in the election.

Intro and outro music is “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Stephen’s song of the week is “You Ask Me To” by Waylon Jennings, and Jon’s is “Cumbia de Donde” by Calexico. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Titus Techera Contributor

    Glad to hear talk about Hell or high water. I saw it yesterday & I can confirm, it’s the one good summer movie. It’s worth talking about at some length, but even a recommendation will do.

    I agree with the comment that it’s a necessary study for people who want to make sense of the Trump phenomenon.

    I’ll add that Mr. Jeff Nicholas has been making these movies for nine years now–maybe it’s time some of us on the right pay attention.

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    • August 26, 2016, at 4:23 PM PDT
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  2. Titus Techera Contributor

    By the way, the same two leads Messers Ben Foster & Chris Pine did another really good story–true story of American heroism–it’s called The finest hours. Didn’t get attention, but it’s very much worthwhile.

    & you get something with this double whammy: Texas v. Massachusetts, America as it was two generations back vs. America now, &c.

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    • August 26, 2016, at 4:24 PM PDT
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  3. Titus Techera Contributor

    But the part about how the movie portrays or even suggests people who’ve done everything right but can’t get ahead or people who vote Trump–this is catastrophically, hilariously mistaken. It’s a shame the guy overleaps himself this way. There’s a ways to go from the story to any politics.

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    • August 26, 2016, at 4:29 PM PDT
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  4. JR Bohl Member

    Ricochet Audio Network:christian-toto-son-This week, The Conservatarians, aka Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel and Heatstreet contributor Stephen Miller — welcome movie critic Christian Toto to talk about the best films of the summer and the movie industry in general. Jon and Stephen also chat about John Oliver’s dishonesty on charter schools, and the latest developments in the election.

    Intro and outro music is “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Stephen’s song of the week is “You Ask Me To” by Waylon Jennings, and Jon’s is “Cumbia de Donde” by Calexico. To listen to all the music featured on The Conservatarians, subscribe to our Spotify playlist! You should also subscribe to this podcast and give it five-star, glowing reviews on iTunes.

    Support Our Sponsors!

    TGC_Plus_Logo_Grey_OrangeFor a limited time The Great Courses Plus is offering The Conservatarians listeners a chance to stream their new Video Learning Service: The Great Courses Plus popular collection of business courses – Absolutely FREE! Go to thegreatcoursesplus.com/ricochet.

    • #4
    • August 27, 2016, at 1:09 PM PDT
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  5. Kim K. Member

    I want to love this podcast but am having a hard time getting past the fact that one host completely hogs airtime. Did the guest get to say more than 3 sentences?

    • #5
    • August 27, 2016, at 4:41 PM PDT
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  6. Fred Houstan Member

    Thanks to your playlist, I am finding that I’m quite the latent garage-rock junkie. Using Spotify’s “like” feature, and liking the songs on your playlist, my discover playlist has a whole bunch of new songs that I was either roughly familiar with, or never heard before.

    This is the first podcast ever to expand my music horizons, nice job.

    • #6
    • August 28, 2016, at 4:15 PM PDT
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  7. PJS Thatcher
    PJS

    I second @titustechera. “Hell or High Water” was great! Took a friend Sunday night. We both loved it. I’ve been to that part of Texas.

    • #7
    • August 30, 2016, at 10:29 AM PDT
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