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‘The Iron Claw’ and the 10 Most Underrated Movies of 2023

Plus Sean Durkin joins to talk about the unique challenges of recreating pro wrestling’s pseudo-reality in cinema and what movies he took inspiration from

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Sean and Amanda each share five movies from the year that they feel were either under-discussed or underrated (1:00), before inviting The Ringer’s David Shoemaker on to dive deep on pro wrestling, the Von Erich family, and the way they’re represented in Sean Durkin’s new film, The Iron Claw (28:00). Then, Durkin joins to talk about the unique challenges of recreating pro wrestling’s pseudo-reality in cinema, casting stars such as Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, and Harris Dickinson, what movies he took inspiration from, and more (1:12:00).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Guests: Sean Durkin and David Shoemaker
Senior Producer: Bobby Wagner

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