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Ep 18: Critical Thinking with Shawn Levy

In this episode, we were so pleased to be joined by film critic and best-selling author Shawn Levy! Movie fans know Shawn as the longtime film critic of The Oregonian and KGW-TV and the writer of  biographies of celebrities such as Jerry Lewis, Paul Newman and his latest book DeNiro: A Life.

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We chopped it up with Shawn about cinema’s fascination with boxing:

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why basketball films are so difficult to get made:

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and the unique brilliance Robert DeNiro brings to his polar opposite performances in Bang the Drum Slowly and Raging Bull.

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We also talk with Shawn about his favorite sports documentaries and he hips us to the inherent danger of being an unauthorized biographer.

You can find DeNiro: A Life and many of Shawn Levy’s other books on Amazon and your local brick and mortar stores. And you should follow him on Twitter @shawnlevy.

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Jason

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