Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Doctor Strange"

Show Notes: While Ann and Les were blown away by the amazing special effects in this film, the confusing plot left something to be desired for Les.

Plot: After a brilliant neurosurgeon is in a debilitating car accident, he finds himself learning the mystic arts in a journey of both physical and spiritual healing. 115 minutes.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writer: Jon Spaihts

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Rachel McAdams

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