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Andrew Shearer has been the voice of film at OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald since 2009.

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Andrew Shearer has been the voice of film at OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald since 2009.

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Entertaining

By DirkDiggler07 - Aug 25 2017
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Not a bad podcast.

You might think you know movies...

By scrunchi2003 - Apr 02 2016
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...but I guarantee you've got nothing on Andrew. This guy has enormous affection for film in general, & a soft spot for all things weird & under the radar. He's a champion of the unsung, & an unapologetic feminist, & it's a always a pleasure to hear his unique perspectives. Cannot recommend highly enough!

iTunes Ratings

11 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
0
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0

Entertaining

By DirkDiggler07 - Aug 25 2017
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Not a bad podcast.

You might think you know movies...

By scrunchi2003 - Apr 02 2016
Read more
...but I guarantee you've got nothing on Andrew. This guy has enormous affection for film in general, & a soft spot for all things weird & under the radar. He's a champion of the unsung, & an unapologetic feminist, & it's a always a pleasure to hear his unique perspectives. Cannot recommend highly enough!
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Cinema File Podcast

Latest release on Sep 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ep. 438: It's my Bird in a Box

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Over the holidays, Susanne Beir's "Bird Box" was viewed by over 45 milliion Netflix subscribers. Would it have been as successful had it been released to theatres, or would its similarities to movies like "A Quiet Place," "The Mist" and "The Happening" worked againt it in the crowded marketplace? Andrew looks into the possible reasons for its appeal and issues a challenge (that doesn't involve a blindfold).

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Jan 04 2019

27mins

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Rank #2: Cinema File: "Schlocktoberfest" with Sam and Mark from Cine

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Sam and Mark from Cine sit down with Andrew to discuss how selections are made for their annual Schlocktoberfest horror film series and break down the entire 2019 program.

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Sep 30 2019

44mins

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Rank #3: Cinema File: "Hustlers" is the "Goodfellas" of stripper movies

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Lorene Scafaria's "Hustlers" does give you what you see in the trailers, but the entire movie is an epic crime saga in the vein of "Goodfellas" - without any male characters. In other words, a far cry from any stripper movie we've ever seen and quite revolutionary in its portrayal of female friendships and motherhood.

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Sep 13 2019

26mins

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Rank #4: Cinema File 473: "Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark" is a ray of light

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With Guillermo del Toro on board as producer, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" does more than is required of PG-13 jump horror, putting characters from the popular children's book into a film that would be outstanding even without them.

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Aug 09 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: Cinema File 451: Why are we afraid of "Us"?

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Jordan Peele's follow-up to his groundbreaking modern classic "Get Out" is massive, terrifying, fun and thought-provoking. To take "Us" at face value, or to dismiss it as emptier than Peele's previous work, is impossible, as it further cements him as a genre master and star Lupita Nyong'o as one of its greatest heroes (and villains).

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Mar 22 2019

26mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 440: Is "Glass" a train wreck (and does anyone survive)?

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M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" is the third part of a trilogy that began in 2000 with "Unbreakable" and returned as the surprise ending of 2016's "Split." Did the original film leave you wanting more, or did its genius lie in its simplicity? In this episode, Andrew reviews Shyamalan's latest and looks back at his entire filmography.

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Jan 18 2019

25mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 437: The best movies of 2018 (and a bunch of other stuff)

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Didn't get everything you wanted for Xmas? How about one top 10 movie list, two top 5 movie lists, and reviews of Mary Poppins, Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? You're welcome, and you don't have to get us anything. Well, ok, good reviews on iTunes wouldn't hurt. Actually, would you?

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Dec 28 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Cinema File: Why everyone is flipping out about "Parasite"

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Andrew and Sam review a ton of new movies in this episode including PARASITE, THE LIGHTHOUSE, PLAYING WITH FIRE, SWEETHEART and many more. Follow Andrew on Instagram @cinemandrew and read his movie stuff each week at www.onlineathens.com

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Nov 13 2019

50mins

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Rank #9: Cinema File: "Sugar Hill" is the best zombie movie you've never seen

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For episode 474 of the Cinema File podcast, Kate and Andrew celebrate 1974's "Sugar Hill," also known as "Sugar Hill Zombies." Starring Marki Bey ("The Landlord"), and the late Don Pedro Colley ("Beneath the Planet of the Apes"), director Paul Malansky's cult classic is one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. It's now available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber.

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Aug 16 2019

54mins

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Rank #10: Cinema File 449: O Captain! My Captain!

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Andrew and Sam deliver an intergalactic power punch of new movie reviews including Captain Marvel, Madea Family Funeral, Border, Greta, Fighting With My Family, Period End of Sentence, Horror Noire and many more.

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Mar 08 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Ep. 444: Picks and predictions for the 2019 Academy Awards

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Let's not forget that despite the prestige and fanfare, the Oscars are a television show, and even people who haven't seen any of the nominees tune in to see what the American royalty (celebrities) are wearing to the event. But for movie fans, will there be any surprises? 2018 was an exciting year for film no matter what, but anytime the Academy breaks from tradition sends shock waves through the industry.

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Feb 20 2019

38mins

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Rank #12: Cinema File 470: "Once Upon A Time" Feels Like Tarantino's Last Ride

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Quentin Tarantino claims he will retire after 10 movies, but his 9th has an air of finality and is something of a wistful goodbye to the period of cinema history from which he has drawn inspiration throughout his career. These are my immediate notes after seeing "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood."  

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Jul 26 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Cinema File: "Ready Or Not" to have a blast

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"Ready Or Not" is more than just one of the most entertaining movies of the year. By writing a fun and interesting hero (instead of turning her into a bloodthirsty maniac), the filmmakers have achieved a serious one-up in the survival horror genre.  

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Aug 21 2019

27mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 443: The disarming wit of "Velvet Buzzsaw"

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The only people who would feel safe putting their arm inside a giant chrome sphere are people who never saw a "Phantasm" movie, and they'd deserve whatever happened to them for not having seen a "Phantasm" movie. This episode incluses reviews of "Velvet Buzzsaw," "Piercing," "I/O," "Destroyer," "Fyre Festival," "If Beale Street Could Talk" and more. IG/Twitter @cinemandrew

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Feb 08 2019

57mins

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Rank #15: Cinema File: Henrique Couto talks "Boggy Creek: The Series"

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After years of secrecy, "Boggy Creek: The Series" premiered on Amazon Prime to rave reviews, but also to the great relief of Ohio-based director Henrique Couto, who was hired by one of his b-movie heroes, Fred Olen Ray, to helm each episode. In this conversation, Couto goes in depth about how the whole thing happened, and his plans to make 3 sequels to his 2013 cult slasher favorite "Babysitter Massacre."

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Nov 19 2019

44mins

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Rank #16: Cinema File 471: This podcast has been rated Xtina

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In this conversation with frequent Cinema File guest host Xtina, Andrew digs into the unusual circumstances that lead to her interest in horror movies and the things that scare them both. Don't listen to this episode if you're home by yourself at night!

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Aug 02 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #17: Cinema File 450: On "Wonder Park" and Parental Guidance

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Does the poor critical and audience response to Paramount Animation's "Wonder Park" say more about our attitudes towards what kinds of family movies have permission to address the subject of trauma than it does about the film itself? Take a ride in the car with OnlineAthens film critic Andrew Shearer for a free-form meditation on the successes and failings of modern family entertainment.

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Mar 19 2019

29mins

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Rank #18: Cinema File: Getting a grip on '90s teen horror comedy "Idle Hands"

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Recently named one of the 10 worst teen horror movies of the '90s, "Idle Hands" suffered at the box office due to the timing of its release with one of America's most unforgettable tragedies and. Is it a true cult classic, or does the blend of horror and comedy just not work as well as in other, more beloved genre films?

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: Cinema File 469: Is "Nurse 3D" the "Showgirls" of horror movies?

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With a cast that included TV comedy stars Katrina Bowden ("30 Rock") and Niecy Nash ("Claws"), Hollywood vets Judd Nelson and Kathleen Turner, explicit gore and nudity and lead by a go-for-broke performance by Paz de la Huerta ("Boardwalk Empire"), "Nurse 3D" had all the makings of a camp classic. So why aren't we talking about it?

(This episode contains an audio sample of "I Eat Boys Like You For Breakfast" by Ida Maria. No copyright is claimed and no infringement is intended).

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Jul 19 2019

48mins

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Rank #20: Cinema File 472: Fast & Furious Presents: Nerd & Nerd

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Just because Andrew and Sam don't work together at the video store anymore (not that they could; it was turned into an Urgent Care years ago) doesn't mean they aren't still THE go-to people for reviews of the latest movies and shows. On this episode: HOBBS & SHAW, ANGRY BIRDS 2, THEM THAT FOLLOW, THE BOYS and more.

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Aug 07 2019

57mins

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