Episode notes

It is not enough to ask, “is this movie like Smokin’ Aces?” One must also ask, “how do you feel about Smokin’ Aces?” Love it or hate it, Bullet Train is a movie that is very much what it is. And what is it, exactly? Listen and we’ll explain to the best of our abilities. Plus, the gang invents their own assassin personas, all of which are just begging to be made into some kick-ass fan art.  

[Note: there are spoilers, but there’s also a warning beforehand!]

What’s Good
Alonso – Severance
Drea – grand return to the Midwest
Bilge – Idris Elba
Ify – golf lessons/Maria Lewis/macros



(Here’s Sacheen Littlefeather’s speech in context)

Staff Picks
Alonso – Fall (2022)
Drea – Walking and Talking (1996)
Bilge – In the Line of Fire (1993)
Ify – Smokin’ Aces (2006)



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Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Bilge Ebiri
Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

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  • Bilge Ebiri

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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