169: Three Kings w/ Darran Franich


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Critic Darren Franich (Entertainment Weekly) joins us to take on David O. Russell's critically acclaimed war satire Three Kings.

Lauded at the time of release, Three Kings is nowhere close to being the household name that other 1999 films have become. We try to suss out the truth behind the wild production stories (of which there are many) surrounding this film, and how they may have contributed to its lack of nostalgic recognition. We also tackle the careers of the titular three kings (+ Spike Jonze), and the influence of this movie's unique aesthetic. In addition to sharing our experiences with EW in the 90s, Darren explains how the magazine's cultural cache allowed him to see this dark comedy at a young age.

Find Darren at: ew.com/author/darren-franich

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