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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #25 - A Psycho Flew Over Chinatown

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We've cracked the Top 20 of the AFI 100 list!! We're in the home stretch.

20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Despite some dragging moments, Nick enjoyed watching this again. And Conrad was impressed with how much of it is reflected in pop culture. Also, Danny DeVito??

19. Chinatown (1974)

Conrad really enjoyed watching this Jack Nicholson classic for the first time (even though he already knew the twist). Nick prefers the sequel, The Two Jakes.

18 (new). The General (1926)

Buster Keaton did wonders with the elaborate train action sequences, but everything else about this flick is very meh.

18. Psycho (1960)

Upon rewatching it, both guys agree the ending (post reveal) is unnecessary. But Nick absolutely loved the film, while Conrad was simply fond of this Hitchcock staple.

NEXT: The African Queen, All About Eve, Star Wars, and Some Like It Hot.

AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #24 - A Grape Odyssey

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Conrad and Nick continue their careful climb up the AFI 100 list!

25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Conrad likes it. Nick prefers Mac and Me.

24. Raging Bull (1980)

BOOOOOOORING!!! Why it's this high on the list (not to mention ranking at #4 on the revised list) is beyond us.

23. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Conrad likes it. Nick thinks the plot is too slow and the talking is too fast.

22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

This movie was probably awesome back when LSD was still new and exciting. Nowadays, it's pretty dull. Also, slow plot and fast talking.

21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Way better than we expected!! In fact, pretty goddamn good.

NEXT: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Chinatown, Psycho, and The General.

AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #23 - Dr. Apocalypse

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Conrad and Nick continue their countdown of the AFI 100 list!

28. Apocalypse Now (1979)

Conrad was stoked to rewatch this massive movie. And he highly recommends the 'making of' documentary, Hearts of Darkness.

27. Bonnie and Clyde (1977)

Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... not so good.

IRON MAN INTERMISSION!!!

26. Dr. Strangelove (1948)

Conrad thinks that-- wait, it's a...

DR. STRANGE INTERMISSION!!!

Okay, back to the movie reviews. This one is okay. An interesting story but probably too high up on the list.

NEXT: E.T., Raging Bull, and The Maltese Falcon

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AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #22 - Diane Doubles Down

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Four movies reviewed, straight offa the AFI 100 list!

32. The Godfather Part II (1974)

The Diane Keaton takeover pt 1. A good flick. Both Conrad and Nick dig it.

31. Annie Hall (1977)

The Diane Keaton takeover pt 2. Conrad likey. More than he thought he would. Nick hasn't seen it since he was a wee babe.

30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

No Diane Keaton here. Sorry, folks. But Conrad digs this Bogart western. (BTW, is this image actually from the movie? I hope so, because it's awesome. But I'll be damned if that doesn't look like Charlton Heston...)

29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Yep. He sure went to Washington. Annnnnddddd... it wasn't that good. Corruption, naivete, politics. Just watch The Distinguished Gentleman instead.

NEXT: Apocalypse Now, Bonnie & Clyde, Dr. Strangelove, and E.T.

AFI 100 Years 100 Movies Podcast #21 - High Night

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35. It Happened One Night (1934)

...is refreshingly good yet surprisingly familiar. Conrad likey very much.

34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

...is a boring character study. Conrad no likey.

33. High Noon (1952)

...is a western that happens in real time. Conrad likey. Nick not so much.

NEXT: The Godfather Part II, Annie Hall, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.