Top 5 Political Films

Finishing off the election season, Anderson and Bryan discuss the TOP 5 POLITICAL FILMS.  Plus, one of the guys wins this week’s gambling segment by the narrowest margin yet.

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Featured Artist: Hard Pipe Hitters

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.



20 thoughts on “Top 5 Political Films

  1. I watched Conspiracy and I appreciate the recommendation from Brian, what a great film. Another great political film, that is streaming on Netflix, is “Burn!” featuring Marlon Brando. One of the best films on colonization and the exploitation of people I have ever seen. Marlon Brando’s speech on why they should end slavery on the island, is an incredible heartless moment on the economic value of shifting from slave labor to exploited paid labor.


    Posted by anton1492 | November 25, 2012, 3:21 PM
  2. apropos of a show from two years ago, vampire’s kiss is now streaming on netflix. wtf accent is nicholas cage going for? so hilarious.


    Posted by johnny queso | November 15, 2012, 7:50 AM
  3. I can’t believe Failsafe was not mentioned. Great performances by Walter Matheau and Henry Fonda.


    Posted by steveo | November 14, 2012, 10:43 AM
  4. Nice Jedi training robes, Anakin Cowan.


    Posted by Andy | November 10, 2012, 11:32 PM
  5. Von-say Conference Bryan, it is pronounced Von-say.


    Posted by JustBob81 | November 10, 2012, 7:58 AM
  6. Yeah, what’s up with itunes?


    Posted by Dan Freeman | November 10, 2012, 7:08 AM
  7. For Anderson wondering about the end of Charlie Wilson’s War. I don’t know what they were planning but the Doc character was actually Dick as in Dick Cheney. The farmers were actually the Bin Ladens. That is why at the end of the movie, PSH had the story about what seems like a tragedy became a success and vice versa.


    Posted by Marc | November 9, 2012, 4:20 PM
  8. Ah, Brian… you start off the show by stating that you don’t follow politics and couldn’t care less, and then later ask if anybody but super right-wingers thinks Sarah Palin is smart and pronounce Game Change a very accurate movie. But that’s the beauty of politics, right? People have passionate beliefs about things they know absolutely nothing about. I would bet that you don’t know a thing about Palin other than what the media has spoon-fed you. She’s got a funny accent so she must be an idiot! Could you tell me a single thing about her time as Mayor of Wasilla or governor of Alaska? I’d suggest that you should do some research of your own, or at least just watch something from the other side like Media Malpractice or The Undefeated, but I know you won’t. Just keep getting your political news from The Colbert Report and feeling morally and intellectually superior.


    Posted by Kevin | November 9, 2012, 11:06 AM
  9. Why isn’t this weeks episode available on itunes yet? outraged!


    Posted by dash | November 9, 2012, 10:53 AM
  10. Bryan,
    What happend to “Hi, I’m _______ and your listening to The Film Vault” bit? Are you not allow to say a famous actor’s name? Because the bit has gotten stale since you left Ace. I think this is the 3rd time you said you were Mike Carano. It’s not funny when most people don’t know who Mike Carano is.


    Posted by Scott in NC | November 9, 2012, 10:06 AM
  11. “Frost/Nixon was a little boring.” -Anderson.
    I agree, but it would be at #5 for me. To me it’s SOMEWHAT similar to “Downfall,” but whereas Hitler was actually a blood-drinking demon who had a human side, Nixon was a brilliant, neurotic and extremely flawed man.

    I loved “JFK” until I learned just how much of it was false– the most unforgiving error was Oliver Stone’s characterization of Lee Harvey Oswald as a “poor shot” in military. Actually, he scored near-perfect grades on all of his firearms tests.

    I’m eager to listen to Anderson’s review of “Flight.” It has a lot of soul music from the ’60s and ’70s– WE GET IT, GUYS: DENZEL IS AN OLD BLACK MAN. Also, it has a lot of coke humor, which is hilarious if only because it’s right on the borderline of being inappropriate, especially late in the movie when (SPOILER) we think that he is recovering from his addictions.


    Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | November 9, 2012, 5:16 AM
  12. I proudly consider myself part of the Anderson political mindset.

    Everything sounds good, sleep tight Logan, you’ve earned it!


    Posted by LFC | November 9, 2012, 5:06 AM

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