/Filmcast Ep. 384 – Blair Witch

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In this episode, David and Devindra are joined by Matt Singer from ScreenCrush to discuss Matt’s favorite (and least favorite) films of the Toronto International Film Festival. Also, Devindra shares thoughts on Snowden and Atlanta. Be sure to read Britt Hayes’ interview with Adam Wingard and Matt’s review of Blair Witch

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/Filmcast Ep. 383 – Sully

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David and Jeff discuss what to do about “crybaby screenings”, the documentarian brilliance of Anthony Giacchino, the disappointing Equity, and the brilliance of FX’s new comedy lineup.

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/Filmcast Ep. 382 – The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

David and Devindra go Jeff-less for this week’s episode (Congratulations, Jeff!), and discuss Mike Birbiglia’s latest film, as well as if/how to confront parents with rowdy kids in a movie theater.

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sully

Clint Eastwood’s Sully has one of the most tense, nail-biting plane-landing sequences ever put to film. Based on the real-life story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s “Miracle on the Hudson,” Sully features Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckart as pilots flying US Airways Flight 1549 on the morning both of its engines failed shortly after takeoff. As the plane begins its descent into the Hudson River, we see diverse groups of New York civil servants galvanized into action, all of them attempting to save innocent passengers’ lives. It’s riveting and inspiring, even as we already know how this particular story will end.

Unfortunately, the rest of the film is not as compelling, featuring a few interesting ideas about the events of that day that are never fully explored. See my full video review of Sully below.
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The Light Between Oceans Video Review

Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine blew me away when it debuted at Sundance in 2011, with its evocative style and its powerful performances. Thus, I was excited to learn Cianfrance would be applying his skills to a period drama starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in The Light Between Oceans

Oceans is grander on every level — in its setting, its scope, its ambition, and the emotional heights of its performances. And while its latter half does give way to some overwrought moments and dialogue, I never lost sight of the central, compelling connection that the two protagonists had with each other. Hit the jump to see my full video review of the film.

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/Filmcast Ep. 381 – Don’t Breathe

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DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss the wastefulness of movie theater popcorn, the joys of Sing Street, and the underwhelming nature of Morgan.

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Thenightof

In this special bonus episode, David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the first season of HBO’s compelling procedural drama, The Night Of. Thanks to all the listeners who called in to our live broadcast to present your opinions and questions.

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Don't Breathe

I can’t remember the last time I watched a movie like Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe.

Don’t Breathe is a film in which I was so tense, I felt sore afterwards from how on edge I was. Don’t Breathe is a movie where the audience was so engrossed for the duration that I barely heard them make a peep or shift in their seats. Don’t Breathe is one of those movies whose jump scares actually make you physically jump and make embarrassing exclamations out loud in a theater full of strangers (the only other movie experience that even comes close this year is Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room).

Check out my video review of Don’t Breathe below and feel free to share your thoughts on the film below.
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/Filmcast Ep. 380 – Kubo and the Two Strings

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DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss arbitrary theater bans, whether or not it’s okay to urinate inside a theater, the genius of Tony Robbins, and the visual brilliance of The Get Down.

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