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.”

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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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/Filmcast Ep. 385 – The Magnificent Seven

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In this episode, David, Jeff, and Devindra reunite to discuss what happens when you break a blood oath to watch The Force Awakens with a loved one, praise the brilliance of OJ Simpson: Made in America, and get moderately excited about the debuts of High Maintenance and Easy.

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/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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