Cinephile with Adnan Virk

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 Aug 8, 2019
Insightful, passionate, fair, funny. Adnan is an excellent sports broadcaster. But you can tell he actually loves film more than sport in his truly excellent podcast. This is a must for anyone who enjoys film as art or entertainment.

 Jan 25, 2019

 Jan 17, 2019


Cinephile: Passionate interest in film, film theory, and film criticism. It's a term that fits Adnan Virk perfectly. Join each week as he reviews the newest films, latest television, and chats with heavy hitters in the entertainment industry about their recent projects and successful careers. From engaging conversations to entertaining topics, Cinephile also offers historical perspective, recapping some of the most influential tv shows and films of our lifetime.

Episode Date
Blinded By The Light, Emmys Preview, Fall TV 2019
Adnan reviews the delightful new film "Blinded by the Light," which follows a Pakistani teenager's love for Bruce Springsteen! Plus, the Emmy Awards are just around the corner, so Adnan speaks with Entertainment Weekly television critic Kristen Baldwin to break down what you can expect from this year's award ceremony. Kristen also previews the hottest Fall TV shows that you can expect to hit televisions next month. Also, for this week's Mt. Rushmore segment, Adnan and Joe pick their favorite "Music Inspired Movies."
Aug 21, 2019
Freaks, Huse Madhavji, Supernatural Movies
Nicholas Cage may have gone on a quest in search of the Holy Grail, but you won’t have to search long to find Huse Mdhavji as Cinephile’s guest! He’s here to talk about his new play “Art” which is currently underway in Toronto. Adnan also reviews the new supernatural movie, “Freaks.” Plus, who is joining Eddie Murphy in the “Coming to America” sequel? Find out here! Adnan and Joe look at one the most infamous episodes of The Sopranos ever made – Season 3, Episode 11 – “Pine Barrens.”
Aug 15, 2019
The Farewell, Ben Mankiewicz, Family Movies
On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan reviews the critically acclaimed film, The Farewell! Plus, Finn Wolfhard is only 16 years old, so why in the world would he need to be de-aged in his next film? Find out here! Adnan also speaks with Turner Classic Movies host, Ben Mankiewicz. Ben has an encyclopedic knowledge of film and tells the story of the time he interviewed Quentin Tarantino for an hour and a half! And for this week’s Mt. Rushmore, Adnan and Joe decide which family films are the greatest ever made.
Aug 07, 2019
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood; Scott Rogowsky
If you haven’t seen Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood” yet, don’t worry because Adnan has got you covered! Find out what he thought of the film and see where it ranks in Tarantino’s filmography for this week’s “Mt. Rushmore” segment. Adnan is also joined by friend and co-host of “ChangeUp” on the DZAN Network, Scott Rogowsky! Adnan and Scott take a deep dive into the films of the late director, Sidney Lumet.
Jul 31, 2019
The Lion King, Pulp Fiction in Space, Ben Lyons
Adnan tells you exactly what he thought about Disney’s new live action “The Lion King.” Is the remake as good as the original? Find out! Adnan also welcomes back Ben Lyons to the Cinephile airwaves! Ben is here to talk all about the incredible documentary “Sea of Shadows” and the charming new film “Brittany Runs a Marathon.” Plus, Adnan and Producer Joe look at some the more peculiar entertainment news stories circulating around Pop Culture and make their picks for the worst remakes ever made.
Jul 24, 2019
Emmy Nominations, Joe Talbot, Horror Movies
Adnan reacts to the 2019 Emmy nominations and offers his pick for the biggest snubs of the year. He also gives his review for Ari Aster’s latest horror movies, “Midsommar.” Adnan speaks Joe Talbot, director of the incredible new film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” After, Adnan and Joe give their picks for the four greatest horror movies ever made in this week’s Mt. Rushmore and Adnan finishes bingeing season 2 of The Sopranos.
Jul 17, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home, Riley Stearns, The Sopranos
On this episode of  Cinephile, Adnan gives his review on the latest Spider-Man movie.  He then catches you up with the latest entertainment news.  Adnan is then joined by director, Riley Stearns.  The two discuss the new movie “The Art of Self Defense.” Adnan continues his binge of The Sopranos and discusses some of his favorite episodes in “The Bada Binge” segment.
Jul 10, 2019
The Last Black Man In SF, Max Bretos, The Sopranos
On this episode of Cinephile Adnan discusses the wonderful new film, “The Last Black Man In San Francisco,” which is sure to be a favorite for many voters come Oscar season. He also speaks with ESPN anchor Max Bretos about his favorite movies of summer 2019. Max also answers the question of whether a Sean Connery impression is still timely. Spoiler Alert: It is! For this week’s Mt. Rushmore, Adnan and Joe pick their “Films That Identify with A Certain Place,” And as always, Adnan continues his binge of the entire Sopranos series with the segment "The Bada Binge."
Jul 03, 2019
Toy Story 4, Christy Lemire, Tom Hanks Movies
On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan reviews Toy Story 4! He also speaks with film critic Christy Lemire about the some of the best (and worst) movies of the summer 2019 blockbuster season. Plus, what are the four greatest Tom Hanks movies!? There's really no right answer, but Adnan gives it a shot anyway in this week's "Mt. Rushmore."
Jun 26, 2019
Aladdin Review, Will Smith Movies, CJ Wallis
On this episode of Cinephile, Adnan gives his review of Disney's new live action film, Aladdin. In honor of Will Smith's genie in the film, Adnan gives his picks for the Mt. Rushmore of Will Smith Movies. Adnan also speaks with filmmaker CJ Wallis about his documentary Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who knew Too Much, which is streaming now on Netflix. 
Jun 19, 2019
Adam Driver & Chloë Sevigny
Cinephile is back! Adnan reviews season 2 of HBO’s Barry (7:19), chats with stars of the new film Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny, stars of the new film The Dead Don’t Die (11:37), gives his pick for the Mount Rushmore of Sports Movies (25:13), and looks back on the first episodes of The Sopranos (28:47)
Jun 12, 2019
Cinephile Returns
Cinephile returns on June 12th!  Enter the mind of Adnan Virk, noted sportscaster and Cinephile. Find out what this movie lover’s podcast is all about as he shares his unique passion for motion pictures in this trailer.
Jun 05, 2019
Tony Shalhoub, Elsie Fisher
Adnan reacts to the SAG Awards (7:42), reviews Barry and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (11:58), and chats with Tony Shalhoub (23:42) and the producers of Ralph Breaks the Internet
Jan 28, 2019
Matthew McConaughey
Adnan reacts to the Academy Award nominations (3:31), chats with Matthew McConaughey (15:04), and recaps his experience at the Critics' Choice Awards with Max Bretos (41:30).
Jan 22, 2019
Kevin Hart, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz
Adnan chats with Kevin Hart (6:27), interviews Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz about The Sopranos (55:06), and the guys give their top 10 films of 2018 (29:28).
Jan 11, 2019
Andy Serkis
Adnan reviews Mary Poppins Returns (5:20), Roma (6:45), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10:18), chats with Andy Serkis (15:24), and brings back a guest reviewer.
Dec 20, 2018
Barry Jenkins
Adnan reviews Green Book (10:38), The Front Runner (10:38), Bohemian Rhapsody (24:30), and Vice (28:03) and interviews Academy Award winning director Barry Jenkins (35:51).
Dec 10, 2018
Steve Levy
Adnan reviews The Favourite (7:31), If Beale Street Could Talk (10:38), and Beautiful Boy (13:27). Plus, a movie recommendation from Toby from The Office (48:22).
Nov 28, 2018
Gabe Polsky and Alex Honnold
Adnan reviews Can You Ever Forgive Me? (3:25) and What They Had (7:54), chats with Gabe Polsky (16:31) and rock climber Alex Honnold (40:12), and brings back a guest reviewer.
Nov 14, 2018
Ben Foster
Adnan reviews The Old Man & the Gun (2:12), Mid90s (4:06), and Wildlife (6:37), chats with Ben Foster (22:03), and gets guests reviews of Mandy and Halloween.
Oct 30, 2018
Robert Forster
Adnan reviews First Man (3:01) and Vox Lux (13:56), chats with Oscar nominated actor Robert Forster (15:30), and discusses one of the best spin offs ever (36:26).
Oct 16, 2018
Ike Barinholtz and Ty Burr
Adnan gets accredited, reviews A Star is Born (3:52) and Private Life (10:30), and chats with actor/director Ike Barinholtz (13:40) and film critic Ty Burr (21:24).
Oct 09, 2018
Mario Van Peebles
Adnan reviews Farenheit 11/9 (8:53) and Mandy (16:51), chats with Mario Van Peebles (24:31), and offers up some streaming suggestions (46:32).
Sep 25, 2018
Tom Berenger
Adnan looks back at a Hitchcock classic (3:12), reviews Crazy Rich Asians (11:36) and RBG (14:50), and chats with Tom Berenger about Platoon, Major League, and Inception.
Sep 12, 2018
Robert Townsend
Adnan ranks the top 5 movies of 2018 so far (9:32), looks ahead to the fall movie season (15:32), and chats with Robert Townsend (28:18).
Aug 28, 2018
Alec Blome
Adnan reviews BlacKkKlansman (2:55) and Three Identical Strangers (11:07), chats with Alec Blome of the Fantasy Movie League Podcast (17:44), and revisits an old segment.
Aug 16, 2018
Ben Bradlee, Jr. and Nick Davis
Adnan reviews Ant-Man and the Wasp (4:28), Hereditary (8:23), and Blockers (15:27), discusses a new documentary on Ted Williams (18:48), and recaps the Emmy nominations.
Jul 18, 2018
Bo Burnham
Adnan reviews Eighth Grade (2:54) and Won't You Be My Neighbor? (5:19) and chats with Bo Burnham (14:07). Plus, a guest review of the worst movie since Gigli.
Jul 03, 2018
Ben Lewin
Adnan reviews Incredibles 2 (3:48), ranks his Top 10 Father-Son films (7:38), and chats with director Ben Lewin (19:39).
Jun 20, 2018
Adnan & Buster's Best Baseball Flicks
Adnan Virk and Buster Olney rank their ten best baseball movies of all time.
Jun 14, 2018
Keith Olbermann
Adnan discusses being a juror at the Greenwich Film Festival (8:03), ranks Al Pacino's Top 5 roles (6:45), and tells an incredible celebrity Family Feud story (58:40).
Jun 06, 2018
Jay Baruchel and Mark Teixeira
Adnan celebrates the 2 year anniversary of the podcast, chats with Jay Baruchel (14:45) and Mark Teixeira (45:05), and Ben Lyons details an awkward encounter (55:03).
May 22, 2018
Paul Schrader and David Leitch
Adnan reviews First Reformed and Dead Pool 2 (1:58), interviews writer/director Paul Schrader (9:19), and chats with Deadpool 2 director David Leitch (23:34)
May 17, 2018
Tribeca Recap
Adnan recounts his trip to the Tribeca Film Festival, chats with Ben Lyons and internet celebrity The Fat Jew, and Rick describes his encounter with Paris Hilton.
May 07, 2018
Uncle Rico
Marty talks with Jon Gries, aka Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite about how he got the role in the film and what it was like shooting it. Plus, Ryan McGee stops by.
May 04, 2018
Hank Azaria
Adnan reviews Avengers: Infinity War (2:27), A Quiet Place (7:57), and Isle of Dogs (13:09, and chats with Hank Azaria (15:32) as well as his character Jim Brockmire (26:12).
Apr 30, 2018
Omar Epps and Mark Raso
Adnan reviews Paterno (1:59) and Ready Player One (11:22), interviews Omar Epps (21:23) and Mark Raso (32:40), and enjoys another edition of Everyman (48:27).
Apr 19, 2018
Helen Hunt and Michael Imperioli
Adnan reviews Judd Apatow's new HBO documentary about Gary Shandling (3:24) and talks to Academy Award winner Helen Hunt (21:56) and Emmy winner Michael Imperioli (31:22).
Mar 29, 2018
4-time NBA Champion Tony Parker and Zoey Deutch
Adnan reviews Game Night (15:40) and a book by his favorite screenwriter (4:27), tells stories about his favorite actor (9:52), and interviews Tony Parker (21:45).
Mar 22, 2018
Bryan Fogel
Adnan and Dan recap their experience at The Oscars, Ben's conversation with Oscar winner Bryan Fogel (36:29), and the debut of a new segment called In Defense Of.
Mar 07, 2018
Oscars Reaction
On Sunday night after the Oscars, Adnan, Ben Lyons and Dan Stanczyk break down the best moments of the night. Plus, one of the guys gets to ask Oscar winner Kobe Bryant a question and much more.
Mar 05, 2018
Max Bretos
Adnan reviews Roman J. Israel (13:41), Girls Trip (16:26), and Icarus (17:50). Plus, Max Bretos discusses his friendship with Charlize Theron (21:58).
Feb 22, 2018
The Black Eyes Peas, Tonya Lee, and Caron Butler
Adnan discusses his week taping vignettes for The Oscars (5:00), Ben discusses his time at the Oscars luncheon (13:05), and they review Black Panther (8:35).
Feb 13, 2018
Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, and Paul Rudd
Adnan chats with Nicolas Cage (53:52), Ethan Hawke (57:51), and Paul Rudd (1:03:01, and reviews movies from the Sundance Film Festival with Ben Lyons.
Feb 07, 2018
Christy Lemire
Adnan is back from the Sundance with some more transportation related stories. Plus, he reacts to the Oscar nominations with What the Flick's Christy Lemire (26:15).
Jan 23, 2018
Tracy Letts
Adnan reviews Call Me by Your Name (11:20) and Hostiles (17:07), interviews Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts (19:13), and tells a Scorsese story.
Jan 17, 2018
Errol Morris
Adnan reviews Phantom Thread (6:18) and The Post (14:14), chats with Academy Award winning documentarian Errol Morris (24:34), and lists his top 10 movies of 2017 (33:58).
Jan 10, 2018
Golden Globes Preview
Adnan is joined by Ben Lyons to preview the Golden Globes. The guys run through the major categories and tell you who should win and who will win each.
Jan 02, 2018
J.K. Simmons
Adnan reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi (3:35), The Disaster Artist (6:24), and Last Flag Flying (11:07), interviews J.K. Simmons (17:20), and ranks James Franco's top 5 roles.
Dec 21, 2017
Willem Dafoe and Richard Jenkins
Adnan chats with Academy Award nominees Willem Dafoe and Richard Jenkins and reviews The Shape of Water, I, Tonya, Darkest Hour, Jim & Andy, and Molly's Game.
Dec 12, 2017
Margot Robbie and John Ridley
Adnan reviews Three Billboards (6:21), Coco (12:27), and Ladybird (15:33), chats with Margot Robbie (24:44) and John Ridley (42:13), and ranks Danny DeVito's Top 5 roles.
Nov 28, 2017
Mark Wahlberg
Adnan reviews The Florida Project (6:43) and Intent to Destroy (13:50), interviews Mark Wahlberg (17:27), and ranks Gene Hackman's Top 5 performances (27:07).
Nov 09, 2017
Rob Reiner
Adnan reviews LBJ (3:14) and My Friend Dahmer (8:28), chats with writer/director Rob Reiner (10:45), and offers up some streaming suggestions for November (24:51).
Oct 30, 2017
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek
Cinephile shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, Yankees Suck.
Oct 30, 2017
Miles Teller
Adnan and Ben Lyons review Spielberg (18:04), the guys chat with Miles Teller (28:51), and we finally get Ben's top 10 films since 2000 (5:26).
Oct 27, 2017
Scott Feinberg
Adnan reviews Blade Runner 2049 (10:09) and Battle of the Sexes (18:17), chats with Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter (24:18), and ranks Robert Redford's top 5 roles.
Oct 11, 2017
Richard Lewis
Adnan reviews mother! (8:40) and Stronger, interviews Richard Lewis (19:38), ranked Dustin Hoffman's top 5 roles (42:18), and revisits The Wolf of Wall Street.
Sep 27, 2017
Robert Patrick
Adnan interviews the cast and crew of Last Rampage (23:11), revisits a Best Picture winner, reviews Wind River (10:38), and ranks the top 5 roles of Morgan Freeman (42:03).
Sep 14, 2017
Nnamdi Asomugha
Adnan reviews Norman (12:48), Detroit (19:43) and Logan Lucky (26:14), ranks Michael Keaton's top 5 roles (39:37), and chats with former NFL CB turned actor Nnamdi Asomugha.
Aug 30, 2017
Jeremy Renner and Tony Hale
Adnan reviews War for the Planet of the Apes (20:19), chats with Jeremy Renner (29:05) and Tony Hale (44:26), and ranks Joaquin Phoenix's top five roles (39:26).
Aug 17, 2017
Steve Guttenberg and Malcolm D. Lee
Adnan reviews Dunkirk (11:08) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (25:37), chats with Steve Guttenberg (31:42) and Malcolm D. Lee (46:12), and ranks Christopher Nolan's top 5 films.
Jul 31, 2017
Andy Samberg
Adnan reviews The Big Sick (10:01) and Baby Driver (16:41), chats with Andy Samberg (23:23), and ranks Daniel Day-Lewis' top 5 roles (39:02).
Jul 14, 2017
Josh Duhamel
Adnan and Dan list their top 10 films of the 21st century, Adnan chats with Josh Duhamel, reviews two television shows, and ranks Philip Seymour Hoffman's top 5 roles.
Jun 23, 2017
Timothy Spall
Adnan reviews Wonder Woman (5:32)and Obit (8:07), talks to Timothy Spall (22:47), ranks Johnny Depp's top 5 roles (49:03), and recommends Jeffrey Tambor's new memoir.
Jun 15, 2017
Jerry Bruckheimer
Adnan reviews The Wizard of Lies (11:40) and Split (17:48), chats with legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (23:14), and ranks Robin Williams' top 5 roles (32:22).
May 25, 2017
One Year Anniversary
Adnan reflects on the first year of the podcast, reviews Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (10:40) and The Comedian (14:13), and ranks Kevin Spacey's top 5 roles (27:28).
May 16, 2017
Jeff Garlin and David Duchovny
Adnan recounts his trip to Vegas (7:42), discusses The Godfather reunion he attended (11:20), and chats with Jeff Garlin (40:15) and David Duchovny (59:25).
May 02, 2017
Ben Mankiewicz
Adnan reviews T2 Trainspotting (10:38) and The Founder (19:25), chats with TCM's Ben Mankiewicz (30:28), and ranks Kate Winslet's top 5 roles (50:16).
Apr 19, 2017
Jessica Alba
Adnan chats with Jessica Alba (4:30), reviews The Boss Baby(17:10), speaks with 48 Hrs. director Walter Hill (23:55), and ranks Warren Beatty's top five roles (32:30).
Apr 05, 2017
Hank Azaria and Ken Jeong
Adnan chats with Hank Azaria (4:00) and Ken Jeong (25:57), discusses great movies he never wants to see again (51:21), and guesses movies based only on their tagline (57:28).
Mar 30, 2017
Logan and Get Out
Adnan review Logan (15:38) and Get Out (19:47), discusses the most disturbing movies he's ever seen (29:36), and ranks Sean Penn's top 5 performances (35:02).
Mar 15, 2017
Oscars recap and Ben Lyons
Adnan recounts his tales from the red carpet (5:20), explains what the Best Picture mix up was like in the theatre (26:46), and ranks Leonardo DiCaprio's 5 best roles (53:44)
Feb 28, 2017
Barry Jenkins and Garth Davis
Adnan and Dan pick the Oscar winners (9:01), Adnan reviews The Lego Batman Movie (23:35) and The Salesman (25:28), and the top five roles of Nicolas Cage's career (58:39)
Feb 13, 2017
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reveals huge news (5:40), gives his Oscar nomination takeaways (13:39), talks to Chris Beachum of (28:11), and tells a great Scorsese story.
Jan 31, 2017
Ice Cube and Ben Lyons
Adnan unveils his top 10 films of 2016 (13:11), reviews Lion (24:34) and Jackie (26:25), and chats with Ice Cube (31:22) and ESPN's Ben Lyons (44:21).
Jan 17, 2017
Mark Wahlberg
Adnan reviews Silence (3:05), La La Land (15:01), and Fences (19:26) and chats with Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (25:25) and esteemed film critic Owen Gleiberman (39:12).
Jan 04, 2017
Keegan-Michael Key
Adnan reviews Rogue One (11:04) and Arrival (15:16), chats with Keegan-Michael Key (22:35), and ranks Will Smith's 5 best roles (33:48). Plus, an ESPN Radio cameo.
Dec 21, 2016
Mahershala Ali
Adnan reviews Manchester by the Sea (3:35), Loving (9:28), and Moana (14:05), chats with Oscar favorite Mahershala Ali (16:12), and ranks Brad Pitt's five best roles (41:41).
Dec 06, 2016
Billy Bob Thornton and Miles Teller
Adnan chats with Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton (3:00), Miles Teller (35:09), reviews Moonlight (55:14), and gets ready for Martin Scorsese's new film (58:05).
Nov 22, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reviews Mel Gibson's reclamation project Hacksaw Ridge, talks with the editor in chief of Rotten Tomatoes, ranks Tom Cruise's top 5 roles, and tells a Scorsese story.
Nov 08, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan interviews comedy titans Kevin Hart and Christopher Guest, does his Michael Caine impersonation again, and explains how you can win a free Cinephile t-shirt.
Oct 25, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reviews The Birth of a Nation, chats with Oscar winner J.K. Simmons, ranks Ben Affleck's top 5 acting roles, and takes a deep dive on three Martin Scorsese films.
Oct 12, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan talks to Norm Macdonald, discusses trying to get John Cusack on the podcast, reviews Snowden, and recommends the first 10 minutes of a three hour Best Picture winner.
Sep 27, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reviews Tom Hanks' new film Sully, chats with Terry Crews about his porn addiction, ranks Denzel Washington's Top 5 roles, and discusses the funniest movie of the year.
Sep 16, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan interviews Robert De Niro, crushes an iconic Best Picture winning film, ranks Tom Hanks' top five roles, and reviews War Dogs, Sausage Party, and Pete's Dragon.
Aug 30, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reviews Suicide Squad, ranks "living legend" Meryl Streep's five best performances, discusses Hitchcock's influence, and does a spot on Michael Caine impersonation.
Aug 17, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan talks with former Best Actor nominee Viggo Mortensen, legendary writer/director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup), and discusses one of his favorite movie endings.
Aug 01, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan explains the secret to Bryan Cranston's success, reviews a movie that "violates the critical rule" of film making, and ranks Bill Murray's top 5 roles.
Jul 18, 2016
Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
Adnan reviews The Phenom, The Shallows and the latest 30 for 30, recounts his trip to an Iowa movie theater, chats with Denis Leary, and ranks Jack Nicholson's best roles.
Jul 06, 2016