The Arkin Brothers Talk About Movies
Episode 30: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Episode 30: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

February 25, 2021

A couple of buddies. A fishing trip to Mexico. A hitch-hiker. What could possibly go wrong? Our exploration of noir jumps back in time to 1953 for this thriller directed by the amazing Ida Lupino.

Episode 11: Carlito’s Way (1993)

Episode 11: Carlito’s Way (1993)

February 22, 2021

It ain't Two Brothers no more. The two babies got it started, but from here on out it's the three of us. In this episode, we are joined by our big brother Adam, and henceforth it shall be (except from time-to-time when one or another of us is working). We could not be more excited! Join us for our first night out in the new format, as we talk about an epic Brian DePalma crime drama, starring Al Pacino, Penelope Ann Miller, an almost unrecognizable Sean Penn, and a list of recognizable names and faces that goes on and on.

Episode 10: The Paper (1994)

Episode 10: The Paper (1994)

February 22, 2021

Join us, and a special guest, to talk about FAKE NEWS and this terrific film starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid, and Robert Duvall.

Episode 9: Gorky Park (1983)

Episode 9: Gorky Park (1983)

February 22, 2021

Oh, those Russians. Always up to no good. Director Michael Apted helms this thriller with a stellar cast including William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Joanna Pacula, Brian Dennehy, Ian McDiarmid, Ian Bannen, and Richard Griffiths.

Episode 29: Blast of Silence (1961)

Episode 29: Blast of Silence (1961)

February 19, 2021

We're taking a look at noir with a movie that's hard to find. We don't care. We're going to talk about it anyway.

Episode 8: King of New York (1990)

Episode 8: King of New York (1990)

February 14, 2021

In celebration of my return to New York, if only temporarily, we're going to watch Christopher Walken get pretty far out there, even for him. And he brings Larry Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, and Giancarlo Esposito along for the ride.

Episode 7: Nighthawks (1981)

Episode 7: Nighthawks (1981)

February 14, 2021

Nighthawks, bringing together Rocky, Lando Calrissian, and the Bionic Woman team up against the baddest replicant of them all. Okay, not really, but it does have Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, and Rutger Hauer. Join us for some good '80s fun, 'cause where else can you see (spoiler alert) Sly Stallone in a dress?

Episode 6: Silverado (1985)

Episode 6: Silverado (1985)

February 14, 2021

We discuss Silverado, with an all-star cast including Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, and Linda Hunt. And in this episode you'll hear the list that gave birth to the famous poster, "Things That are in Silverado."

Episode 28: The President’s Analyst (1967)

Episode 28: The President’s Analyst (1967)

February 12, 2021

The last installment in our month-long inauguration celebration. Who wouldn't need psychoanalysis after the political abuse of the past 4 years? And James Coburn is just the man to provide it. Along the way, we're treated to a parade of assassins, agents from the "CEA," the "FBR," and the KGB, "typical American families," and hippies, and the power behind it all, TPC (The Phone Company). With Anthony Arkin and Matthew Arkin.

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Episode 27: Absolute Power (1997)

Episode 27: Absolute Power (1997)

February 4, 2021

We've looked at two great fictional presidents this month. Now let's look at a bad one. Clint Eastwood directs and stars, along with Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney (wasn't she in the last one?), Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, Dennis Haysbert, Kenneth Welsh, and E. G. Marshall in his last screen appearance. And let's not forget . . . a script by the great William Goldman.

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