My review of “Creed II” and I follow up on developments in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. There is mounting backlash against the Trump administration’s less than desirable response to this crime.
In this episode I discuss the murder of journalist Jamal Khashsoggi and the ever changing Saudi narrative along with the tepid US response to the murder that further underscores the complicated relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
My 4 1/2 Van Gogh review of the excellent Searching for Bobby Fischer written and directed by Steve Zaillian ( Schindler’s List , A Civil Action, The Night Of) Starring Joe Mantegna , Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Max Pomerac, David Paymer, Tony Shaulob, William H Macy and Laura Linney.
I have spoken about polarization in Episode 10. In this episode I discuss voter engagement ( or lack thereof) and the effect it has on the people that represent us in public office.
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I discuss why I think the 1990-1993 Buffalo Bills are one of the greatest football teams of all time.
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The return of Rom Com Corner. I review the 2006 film “Failure to Launch” with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker. I also discuss the show’s you tube channel.
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I review "The Stranger" (1946) Directed by Orson Welles ( "Citizen Kane , "The Magnificent Ambersons") Starring Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young. I also review "Unsane" (2018) Directed by Steven Soderbergh ("Oceans Eleven" , "Traffic") Starring Claire Foy, Amy Irving and Jay Pharoah. Both films are streaming now. "The Stranger" on Netflix and "Unsane" on Amazon Prime.
I also comment on the passing of Burt Reynolds.
The show hits Episode 10 !!! To mark the occasion I start my discussion on how polarization has infiltrated all areas of politics. On this show I speak about SCOTUS nominees Merrick Garland and Brett Kavanaugh and the invective each nominee received from the opposite party.
I also discuss President Trump revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and the possible long term consequences of this action.
In this episode I review the film "Christopher Robin" the live action version of the Winnie the Pooh story starring Ewan McGregor ("Trainspotting" , "Angels & Demons") and directed by Marc Forster ( "Finding Neverland", "Quantum of Solace").
I also discuss the new Oscar category " Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film" I push back against the backlash this news has received and explain why I believe this is actually a good idea in this day and age.
I reach out to a listener in Oregon who has been a frequent visitor of www.LetMeBendYourEar.com with the hope they reach out to me so I can thank them for their loyalty to the show.
This episode includes my interview with Scott M. Deitche author of 'Cigar City Mafia" . The discussion centers around the mob presence in Ybor City and Tampa , Florida. The Don of the Tampa Mafia was Santo Trafficante, Jr. ,we discuss his reign over Florida and intersection with such figures and events as Fidel Castro, the JFK assassination and Donnie Brasco.