Americans In Mexico (feat. Brent Rivers)
Cinematic Americans cross the border for myriad reasons: to unwittingly liberate a village with their theatrical abilities, to chase down an ornamental pistol with a deep folklore, or to tell a cartel chief what’s what. Off the screen, our Noah Ballard went to Mexico for the pools and the margaritas. This week, he calls in with his old pal Brent to discuss ¡Three Amigos! (1986), The Mexican (2001) and Traffic (2000). As goofy as singing shrubbery and as serious as a failed war on drugs, this is “Americans in Mexico.”
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.