The Ones Who Knock S2E10 – Klick

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In this episode, David, Michael, and Joanna Robinson discuss Better Call Sauls season 2 finale, “Klick.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss AMC’s crazy new (now rescinded) plan to allow texting in theaters, and their reaction to the first image out of ScarJo’s Ghost in the Shell. Also, special guest Dana Schwartz joins us to discuss the place of Avatar in our culture. Be sure to read Dana’s original tweet about this topic, Ebert’s review of Mr. Payback, and Angie’s take on whitewashing in Ghost in the Shell.

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Captionbot

This week, Microsoft released CaptionBot, the company’s attempt at showcasing the capabilities of Microsoft Cognitive Services. The promise and potential of CaptionBot is immense. By using natural language capabilities and image recognition software, CaptionBot can analyze any image and tell you what is happening within. CaptionBot joins How Old Do I Look? and What Dog? as Microsoft bots that have gained some amount of viral notoriety over the past couple years.

While CaptionBot can sometimes be startlingly accurate, it is clear there are still a few kinks to work out. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but wonder how it would analyze still images from some of the best films of 2015. The results are mostly bizarre, often hilarious, and sometimes profound. Note: All of the following captions were created by uploading images straight to CaptionBot.
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GREEN ROOM

I remember watching Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin on VOD awhile back and being dazzled by Saulnier’s visual style, his use of practical special effects, and his effortless and naturalistic dialogue. The movie would end up on my top 10 films of the year. Saulnier’s Green Room is somehow even more intense. Chronicling the trials and tribulations of the final days of a punk rock band tour, Green Room has an even larger cast of characters and more ambitious thrills than anything Saulnier has ever done.

Green Room is out in limited release today and I’d highly recommend you check it out. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with Saulnier while he was in Seattle. We talked about how much of his life he poured into Blue Ruin, how he came up with the concept of Green Room, and why performance is just as important for selling special effects. Hit the jump to listen to my interview with Saulnier, and to read transcribed excerpts.
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A Cast of Kings – Season 6 Preview

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In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David recap season 5’s finale and discuss their hopes and expectations for season 6. Please help make this podcast possible by supporting our Kickstarter.

If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes and be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on the show.
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The Ones Who Knock S2E09 – Nailed

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In this episode, David, Michael, and Joanna Robinson discuss Better Call Sauls ninth ep this season, “Nailed.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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DavidDevindra, and Jeff discuss the amazing debut season of American Crime Story, get turned off by the bro-ish antics of Everybody Wants Some, praise the uncomfortableness of The Invitation, and discuss their further thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as the Rogue One teaser. Be sure to read Monica Castillo’s review of Everybody Wants Some, how Karyn Kusama made a comeback, and see behind-the-scenes footage from Hardcore Henry.

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Demolition trailer

I was a big fan of Jean-Marc Vallée‘s last film Wild, which featured Reese Witherspoon playing the real-life author Cheryl Strayed and taking on a physically impossible task as a means of working out issues in her personal life. When I heard Vallée would be directing a similar film with Jake Gyllenhaal, I was excited at what new aspects of the human spirit the movie might illuminate.

Demolition (out today in theaters) has many of the same virtues of Wild, only with a male protagonist. Both films are shot beautifully and have some of the best editing I’ve seen, using cuts in footage not just to convey the passage of time, but also to establish mood, and to explain a character’s mindset. On a technical, they are exceptionally executed.

Unfortunately, I found Demolition ultimately amounted to less than the sum of its parts. Hit the jump for my brief video review.

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The Ones Who Knock S2E08 – Fifi

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In this episode, David and Joanna Robinson discuss Better Call Sauls eighth ep this season, “Fifi.”

E-mail us and let us know what you thought of the episode, as well as of the podcast, at theoneswhoknock@gmail.com. You can find every episode of the show at bettercallsaul.audio. If you like the show, feel free to leave us a review on iTunes! Hit the jump for links to stream/download.

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