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133: Substantive Cinema | Affliction feat. Mitchell Beaupre (Letterboxd)

It's Substantive Cinema time again and we're excited to be looking at Affliction, a film that Writer/Director Paul Schrader considers to be a Top 4 project of his (along with Taxi Driver, Mishima, and the topic of our inaugural SC episode, First Reformed). Affliction tells the story of Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte in a heartbreaking and Oscar nominated performance), a man deeply broken by his relationship with his abusive father (James Coburn in a brutal, Oscar winning performance) trying to find meaning in his small-town life amidst a series of trials both real and imagined. It's a wonderful film but beware that it is a pretty hard watch if you decide to watch it before you listen. Affliction is currently streaming for free on Tubi & Amazon Freevee. And we are also delighted to welcome Senior Letterboxd Editor, Mitchell Beaupre to join us for this conversation! Mitchell is a longtime Schrader fan and apologist and interviewed him just a few months ago during the release of Master Gardener (link below). This isn't a film that's necessarily "fun," but we hope you enjoy our conversation and appreciate the movie if you check it out! Substantive Cinema Library Mitchell's Paul Schrader interview Walter Hill Ranked (Paste Magazine) Shoutouts: Kingdom of Heaven (Roadshow Edition) Mamma Mia! Oppenheimer Barbie Aporia Follow Mitchell: Letterboxd The Letterboxd Show Twitter Follow Us: Philip's Letterboxd Instagram Twitter Facebook YouTube Channel Share Your Questions/Suggestions/Feedback With Us: Email: Phone: 913-703-3883 Support Us: NEW OPTION! We have finally joined Patreon! Support the show with an individual donation on CashApp to $TheSubstancePod or become a monthly Patreon supporter at --- Support this podcast:

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