Category: Episodes

Dafriend or Dafoe – 051 – At Eternity’s Gate

This week on the podcast we’re talking about the latest Dafoe release, “At Eternity’s Gate”! This biographical drama film covers the final years of painter Vincent van Gogh’s life, mostly in the South of France. Dafoe is earning a lot of early Oscar buzz for his performance as the acclaimed painter! Does this flick live…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 050 – Once Upon A Time In Mexico

It’s the 50th episode of our show! This week we’re talking about Once About A Time In Mexico! Featuring the return of the mythic guitar-slinging hero, El Mariachi (Antonio Banderas), in the final installment of the Mariachi/Desperado trilogy. the saga continues as El Mariachi makes his way across a rugged landscape on the blood trail…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 049 – Off Limits

Plainclothes military detectives Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe) and Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines) arrive in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1968 to investigate a prostitute’s murder. With the assistance of nun Sister Nicole (Amanda Pays), whose work has familiarized her with Saigon’s seedier side, the two men soon discover a pattern of killings and learn that an earlier…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 048 – The Night and The Moment

The Night and the Moment is a 1995 British-French-Italian erotic drama film co-written and directed by Anna Maria Tatò and starring Willem Dafoe, Lena Olin and Miranda Richardson. It was screened out of competition at the 51st Venice International Film Festival. That’s about all the information we could find online about this movie as it…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 047 – The Vampire’s Assistant

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant is a 2009 American dark fantasy film adaptation of the Vampire Blood trilogy of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan. Willem Dafoe is in it for two scenes! And that is a real crime because his costume and character may have been the best…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 046 – Clear and Present Danger

This Harrison Ford political thriller from 1994 features a gung-ho Dafoe- a gun for hire who takes on the Columbian Cartels with his own private army!  Great Dafoe lines and with Ford in his prime, this is a recommended watch by Isaac and Ann, though Ann has a point that the film is a bit…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 045 – Roadhouse 66

Roadhouse 66 is a 1984 independent film which is nearly out of print, but which you can watch on YouTube right now for free! This is not the classic Patrick Swayze movie, “Roadhouse”, even though it came out nearly 5 years before the wild action flick and did originally omit the “66” from its title. Low…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 044 – The Grand Budapest Hotel

This week on our show, we’re talking about Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel! This highly reviewed movie boasts an amazing and deep well of actors and actresses and manages to be both funny and dark at the same time. The art direction, cinematography, costumes, and score are all top-notch as well. If you could tell…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 043 – Mr. Bean’s Holiday

Rowan Atkinson’s Mr. Bean is back and up to his usual antics in 2007’s “Mr. Bean Holiday”! Dafoe plays a self-obsessed film director playing foil to Atkinson’s Bean, but the whole 90-minute film is an excuse to get Mr. Bean into various silly situations for the amusement of the audience. The real gem of this flick…

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Dafriend or Dafoe – 042 – Go Go Tales

Directed by Able Ferrara, the same man who brought us 4:44 Last Day On Earth and New Rose Hotel, this movie was supposed to be an “intentional comedy”. Alas, both Ann and Isaac could hardly find anything to denote that this movie should be funny. If anything it was very clear that this film had…

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