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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"Now You See Me 2"

Show Notes: Ann and Les agreed that the all-star cast and epic stunt sequences made for a delightful, feel-good show.

Plot: The Four Horsemen resurface, and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. Runtime 2 hr 09 min.

Director: Jon M. Chu

Writers: Ed Solomon

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

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