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87 – Thor: Ragnarok, Brad’s Status, My Life as a Zucchini, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Annabelle: Creation, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes

87 – Thor: Ragnarok, Brad’s Status, My Life as a Zucchini, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Annabelle: Creation, A Ghost Story, War for the Planet of the Apes

Another jam packed episode as the blockbusters and the indies clash on this episode with films that are old and new getting discussed. Starting out with director Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok and its exploration of a man who has electricity in his fingers, we then move to the conundrum that is the modern white man by way of Ben Stiller in Brad’s Status. A french orphanage gets a look ...[Read More]

A Ghost Story Review

A Ghost Story Review

Film reviews often exist in a vacuum. They are written surrounding a films release, they’re read in that small window where the films social media relevance is at its prime, and then they disappear. Somebody may stumble on the review in the future, but odds are it won’t carry as much weight as if it were read right at release. If this doesn’t make any sense, then that’s fine. Thi...[Read More]

Lion Review

Lion Review

It’s very easy for an inspirational true story to be translated into a film in a very preachy, sentimental manner. Boost the manipulative score at the right moments, implement a voice over to help convey the otherwise unapparent character emotions, close the film with a crowd inspiring speech. Roll credits. These sorts of stories are inspirational for a reason – they’re anomalies within the world ...[Read More]

50 – The Hateful Eight, Carol, Mommy, Women He’s Undressed

50 – The Hateful Eight, Carol, Mommy, Women He’s Undressed

In our fiftieth review episode (there’s fifty of these things? Oh God) Bernadette questions whether this podcasting thing is worth it. Andrew is – of course – no help. After reading some great iTunes reviews (thanks!) we finally get in to discussing this weeks films… Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, the violent Western epic, The Hateful Eight. Todd Haynes Patricia Hig...[Read More]