David, Devindra and Jeff discuss how much David doesn’t get Jim Jarmusch and get disappointed by The Girl on the Train. Then in the After Dark, Devindra gives a preview of the Nintendo Switch and Jeff and David discuss your (lengthy) feedback to our Silence episode.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by David Chen
Game of Thrones is still off the air until later in 2017, but Joanna and David are still podcasting! In this episode from their new podcast Gen Pop, they discuss the TCAs and their most anticipated new TV series of 2017. TV critic Alan Sepinwall joins us from Uproxx.
David, Devindra and Jeff reflect on 400 episodes of the /Filmcast, discuss the Golden Globes, and also reflect on how the television format is changing. Be sure to read about the relevance of Children of Men as well as Jen Yamato’s review of Silence.
Posted on Saturday, December 31st, 2016 by David Chen
Children of Men is 10 years old, and yet it seems more relevant than ever. In this bonus episode, Devindra chats with Anthony Ha, senior editor at TechCrunch, and Dwayne De Freitas, co-host of The Drill Down podcast, about the film’s themes and lasting impact. And perhaps we’ll figure out how to find hope in a hopeless world along the way.
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss a good insane double feature in theaters right now, give a shout out to the new Sense8 Christmas Special, praise Natalie Portman’s performance in Jackie, aren’t too excited about Ben Affleck’s latest, and wonder how David could’ve not loved Hell or High Water.
David, Devindra and Jeff are joined by Peter Sciretta to spoil Rogue One extensively. They discuss the film’s ending, speculate on the film’s reshoots, and get taken aback by some of the film’s horrible (and wonderful) visual effects.
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by David Chen
When I saw the trailer for Collateral Beauty, I thought to myself, “Huh, that looks incredibly treacly and saccharine, but maybe I could be a sucker for that type of thing?” Then the extremely negative reviews started rolling in and I felt I oddly compelled check this film out to see how it could possibly be as terrible as critics were saying it was.
Suffice it to say, I was not let down. Collateral Beauty is morally reprehensible and a stunning miscalculation on almost every level. It has the dialogue and tone of a Christmas special or a sitcom, but its plot feels straight out of horror film or dark comedy. Add to that a trailer that feels genetically engineered to deceive people about not only the nature but the basic story of the film, and you have a film that is bound to shock and surprise people.
David, Devindra and Jeff do a double review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (without spoilers) and La La Land (with spoilers), discuss the new Fast and Furious title, the awful Criterion art for the Before series, and what to do on an airplane when you’re watching explicit material on your video screen. Be sure to read up on why watching things at 2x speed is evil, and why Miss Sloane is totally naive.
Devindra chats with Angie Han about Barry Jenkins’ moving film, Moonlight. Be sure to also check out The Next Picture Show discussion about the film.