Fantastic Beasts Sequels - Eddie Redmayne

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss new films by Paul Verhoeven, Tom Ford, and Kenneth Longergan. Also, Angie Han joins us to discuss Park Chan-Wook’s newest film, The Handmaiden.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »

trace-decay

Joanna and David recap the eighth episode of the first season of Westworld, “Trace Decay.” Also: episode co-writer Charles Yu joins us to discuss his thoughts on AI, breaking the story for this episode, and the state of Westworld fandom on the internet.

Be sure to check out Joanna Robinson’s recap of the episode and also check out Jacob Hall’s recap.

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
Read More »

Amy Adams in Nocturnal Animals

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals hit theaters this past weekend and while /Film’s Angie Han found it “pretty but hollow,” the film continued to haunt me long after I left the theater.

Specifically, I found the film’s ending to be enigmatic, and worthy of further conversation. After the jump, you’ll find some of my thoughts on it. You should assume that there are massive SPOILERS for the film in this article and in the comments.
Read More »

Decoding Westworld S1E07 – Trompe L’oeil

westworld

Joanna and David recap the seventh episode of the first season of Westworld, “Trompe L’oeil.” Read Joanna’s recap of the episode here and read our recap by Jacob Hall here.

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
Read More »

/Filmcast Ep. 392 – Arrival

Arrival - Amy Adams

DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss the results of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, then use their remaining emotional energy to try to review movies like Sing Street, Tickled, and Arrival.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »

Decoding Westworld S1E06 – The Adversary

theadversary

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.

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
Read More »

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »

william-logan

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.
Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

/Filmcast Ep. 390 – Black Mirror Season 3

playtest

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.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, like us on Facebook!
Read More »