Doctor Strange

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss a slew of indie/foreign films out in theaters this week, as well as the brilliance of Amazon’s Goliath. Also, Mikey Neumann from Movies With Mikey to discuss Doctor Strange, the Marvel formula, and the whitewashing controversy around the film. Be sure to read Scott Derrickson’s interview with Jen Yamato.

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Decoding Westworld S1E06 – The Adversary

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson recap the sixth episode of the first season of Westworld, “The Adversary.” Be sure to see David’s video essay about the multiple timeline theory, and Joanna’s breakdown of the biggest mysteries behind Westworld.

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black mirror playtest

David and Jeff have an in-depth conversation with director Dan Trachtenberg about his episode of Black Mirror“Playtest.” You can watch Playtest on Netflix now.

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I’m five episodes into HBO’s Westworld and I’m already hooked for life. The show is not only technically dazzling but also thought-provoking in how it raises issues surrounding A.I., game design, morality, and what it means to be human.

One of the most interesting elements of the show is how it plays with the audience’s sense of reality. Many scenes (particularly “diagnostic” scenes featuring Dolores) are introduced with with zero context, while several of the hosts such as Dolores and Maeve start to encounter hallucinations and visions from the past(?), causing them to deviate from their “loop.”

Through all of this, one major fan theory has emerged: Westworld is actually taking place in two separate time periods, and this fact is being concealed with some skillful editing. Below, I edit together some video evidence of the non-linear timeline theory. Note that there are SPOILERS through this week’s episode of Westworld.
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/Filmcast Ep. 390 – Black Mirror Season 3

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DavidDevindra and Jeff dive deep into the the third season of Black Mirror. Tune in for an overview of the season, followed by an episode-by-episode breakdown.

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contrapasso

David Chen and Joanna Robinson recap the fifth episode of the first season of Westworld, “Contrapasso.” Also, David interviews Vincenzo Natali, director of last week’s episode, “Dissonance Theory.”

Be sure to read Joanna’s new theory about the two timelines, Matt Singer’s recap of the episode, Alan Sepinwall’s thoughts on the dangers of twist-based storytelling, and Jacob Hall’s recap of the episode.

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Decoding Westworld S1E04 – Dissonance Theory

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson recap the fourth episode of the first season of Westworld, “Dissonance Theory.” Be sure to read how the Man in Black is a bad gamer.

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/Filmcast Ep. 389 – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher Never Go Back - Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss Neill Blomkamp’s newest short film, and discuss the ethics of buying more reserved seats at the movie theater than you’re going to use.

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/Filmcast Ep. 388 – The Accountant

The Accountant Reviews - Ben Affleck

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss Christopher Guest’s disappointing new film and suggest ways to be less creepy when going to family films by yourself.

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Decoding Westworld S1E03 – The Stray

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson recap the third episode of the first season of Westworld, “The Stray.” Be sure to read Jacob’s recap of the episode, Joanna’s recap of the episode, and 5 theories about Arnold.

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