Really enjoyed this episode, especially the top 5s. I didn't realize that I enjoyed Political Resistance films so much entire I heard the top 5 lists and so many were on my all-time favorite list. I appreciated Michael Sicinski's contributions with the avant garde inclusions. Generally, I'm not a fan of the genre, and 'Fireworks' and 'Daisies' were not films I loved-- but I did appreciate for what they were trying to convey. I think there is an added layer of rebellion in these experimental films. They're not only rebelling against an agenda in their content, but also in their form.
I was very happy to see 'Army of Shadows' at Adam's #1 slot. I think resistance during WW2 could be it's own top 5. 'Come and See' is one of the greatest of that genre and would fit well on the list.
Two films that would take my top 2 spots are 'Z' by Costa-Gavras and 'La Haine'. 'Z' is hands down the best political thriller I've ever seen and 'La Haine' may be the most powerful. 'Do The Right Thing' was mentioned a few times during the podcast, and 'La Haine' is very comparable, but in my opinion, packs an even bigger punch-- and I like 'Do The Right Thing' immensely.