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Smells like Twin Critics – JFK

"Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true." Swami Vivekananda

The Kouhi brothers resume their 1991 series of “That’s the Thing” with a review of Oliver Stone’s highly controversial JFK. They discuss the film’s cultural & historical background, its Academy Award-winning editing, as well as its problematic components. Plus, for their recommendations, Nick takes a look at Lesotho’s first Oscar submission for Best International Film while Alex reviews one of Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki’s well-beloved classics.


Intro – 0:00 – 03:13

JFK review part 1 – 03:14 – 17:17

JFK review part 2 –  17:45 – 51:11

Nick’s Recommendation (This is Not A Burial, It’s a Resurrection): 51:12 – 57:44

Alex’s Recommendation (The Man Without A Past): 57:45 – 01:05:51

Outro: 01:05:52 – 01:08:40


This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

The Man Without a Past

Audio Clips:

Walter Cronkite reporting Kennedy’s death

Zoolander (8/10) Movie CLIP – The World’s Greatest Hand Model (2001) HD

The Professor Brothers – History Lesson (JFK)

Prologue (JFK)

Additional Reading:

JFK Great Movies Review – Roger Ebert

“Getting the Facts Straight: An Interview with Zachary Sklar”. Cineaste – Gary Crowdus

Stone: A Biography of Oliver Stone – James Riordan

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