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Ep81: "Big Teeth. Scary Fish. It Swims" / JAWS Turns 40!

Just when you thought it was safe to listen to the KtS Podcast: Ian, Matt, and Graham (and Denitsa, too, kinda) reunite for a gushing discussion of Steven Spielberg's bloody-beach blockbuster, Jaws! Also, Matt questions the film's impact on modern-day blockbusters, and asks Ian if all film critics are, indeed, miserable. No matter how you slice it, episode 81 is a feast for the ears!

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Ep80: Hot Doug and a Movie

The KtS Podcast celebrates 80 episodes with its beefiest installment yet! Ian and Graham sit down with restaurateur Doug Sohn, the mastermind behind Chicago's late, great hot dog hot-spot, Hot Doug's. Over drinks at the North Side's Orbit Room, they discuss the merits and authenticity of Jon Favreau's Chef, the ups and downs of starting a business, and the importance of living your passion every day. Dig in, and thanks for listening!

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Ep79: Incessant VICE!

The KtS Podcast shows up fashionably late to the New Year's party (Happy 2015, everybody!) with a lively discussion of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice (aka The Big Le-blow-ski*). Ian and Graham share their heartbreak and confusion over a favorite filmmakers' latest effort, and Matt drops in to tell them they're full of shit. Also, Ian plugs some very cool upcoming Chicagoland events at Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville (appearances by Patton Oswalt and Irvine Welsh!) and Classic Cinemas in Elk Grove (The Shining on the big screen!). One thing's for sure about episode 79, there will be blood!


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Ep78: "Let My Controversies Go!"

This week, the KtS Podcast serves up audacious audio of Biblical proportions! Join Ian and Graham as they talk about the criticisms (fair and unfair) plaguing Ridley Scott's new film, Exodus: Gods and Kings. Also, Ian reports back from the Chicago Film Critics Association's 2014 awards dinner and pimps Kicking the Seat's Pumping Iron Contest!

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Ep77: THE THEORY OF Top Ten Lists

This week, Ian and Matt talk about the surprising narrative intricacies of James Marsh's The Theory of Everything (starring recent Golden Globe nominees Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones). Also, Matt sends Ian into a mental tailspin by questioning the purpose of year-end movie lists--not the best place to wind up as voting for the Chicago Film Critics Association gets under way.

There's also a plug for Kicking the Seat's Pumping Iron contest, and a few words about the ups and downs of screener season. Things get downright cosmic on Episode 77, so strap in and listen well!

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