Russ Fischer

Russ Fischer is an LA-based film critic.

Guest Appearances

Gladiator vs. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (w/ Russ Fischer)

The Canon #143February 25, 2018

Amy and Russ close out Oscar Movie Month this week with the 2001 Best Picture winner and nominee respectively, Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” vs. Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” They break down the spectacle of “Gladiator,” noting the formula that brought it…


Driving Miss Daisy vs. Field of Dreams (w/ Russ Fischer)

The Canon #142February 18, 2018

Amy and Russ continue Oscars Month this week with the 1990 Best Picture winner “Driving Miss Daisy” versus runner-up “Field of Dreams.” First, they take on “Driving Miss Daisy,” discussing Morgan Freeman’s breakout role as Moke Colburn, Jessica Tandy’s sublime unlikeability, and…


Midnight Cowboy vs. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Canon #141February 12, 2018

Film critic Russ Fischer joins Amy for the second week of Oscars Month with a showdown from the 1970 Academy Awards: “Midnight Cowboy” vs. “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” First, they discuss the Texas cowboy identity, X-rating, and treatment of homosexuality…


My Fair Lady vs. Mary Poppins (w/ Russ Fischer)

The Canon #140February 4, 2018

Film critic Russ Fischer joins Amy to kick off Oscar Movie Month with a musical showdown from 1965. First, Amy and Russ talk Best Picture winner “My Fair Lady,” noting Audrey Hepburn’s physical expressiveness, director George Cukor’s use of freeze, and standout…

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