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  • Writer's pictureMichael Field

Forgotten Cinema - Folks!

Everyone at some point in their lives need to slay their (metaphorical) dragon. In the Mikes' case it's the 1992 Tom Selleck film(?) Folks!, directed by Ted Kotcheff. The question is, did the Mikes survive their battle unscathed?

This episode of Forgotten Cinema Season 5: Audience Choice is brought to us by Steven Christina Jr. from the Super Retro Throwback Reviews podcast!

Listen in as Mike Field and Mike Butler talk about their viewing experiences while watching Folks! and discuss why the film is fundamentally flawed at the screenplay level. From the lack of a character for the audience to associate with or root for, the slapstick that doesn't land, uncomfortable attempts at humor, and the multitude of plot lines that go nowhere; either resolving themselves or being completely ignored.

For the first time on the show, the Mikes and the film itself make a case on why it should stay forgotten, or perhaps should be required a cautionary tale.

The film may be flawed, but this episode is oh-so-good.

Thanks again to Steven Christina Jr. and find out more about Super Retro Throwback Reviews at or follow him on Twitter @SuperRetroTBR or Instagram @superretrothrowbackreviews.

So grab your popcorn and soda, please notice the exits at the front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for Forgotten Cinema.

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