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.

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

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

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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.

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
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Decoding Westworld S1E02 – Chestnut

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson are launching a new podcast about the HBO original series WestWorld! In this episode, they review the second episode of the first season, “Chestnut.”

Find more episodes of the podcast at decodingwestworld.com. Feel free to email us your theories at decodingwestworld(AT)gmail.com.
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/Filmcast Ep. 387 – The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

David and Devindra tussle over the journalistic merits of Netflix’s Amanda Knox while Jeff reviews HBO’s fall line-up and impugns David’s television tastes. You can watch David’s video review of Birth of a Nation, and read up on the controversy behind The Birth of a Nation, as well as the recent controversy within the film community itself.

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The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation was one of my most anticipated films this year, due to the rapturous response people had to it at Sundance. Just from reading the plot summary and seeing the trailer, the film’s plot seemed to speak to many aspects of race and racial violence that we desperately need to have in our national conversation today.

Unfortunately, since Sundance, the film has been embroiled in controversy around its director and star. Moreover, the way the film depicts women, whose sexual violation is used as a way to motivate its men to take action, is deeply problematic at best.

I’m trying something a little different this week. Rather than a quick 3-4 minute video review, I filmed my friend Wendi and me having a lengthy, 30-minute conversation about the film, its depiction of women, and the real-life controversy surrounding it. I hope you find it interesting.

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/Filmcast Ep. 386 – Deepwater Horizon

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DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss the brilliance of Sia in concert, the intensity of The Wailing, the greatness of Luke Cage, and the hilarity of Son of Zorn.

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Announcing a New Podcast – Decoding Westworld

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David Chen and Joanna Robinson are launching a new podcast about the HBO original series WestWorld! In this episode, they review the series premiere and discuss their favorite theories.

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