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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The Stark "Iron Man 3"

Review Summary: Ann and Les thought this film was a vast improvement on the second of the trilogy, but they still thought it was brash and bombastic.

Plot: Tony Stark must again use his powers, this time to defeat the Mandarin and his army of Iron Men. Runtime 130 minutes.

Director: Shane Black

Writer: Drew Pearce*

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce and Gwyneth Paltrow

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