David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the passing of Prince, the visual brilliance of Lemonade, and the relatability of Catastrophe. Be sure to listen to the /Filmcast interview with Jeremy Saulnier and read Sonia Saraiya’s piece on Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt.
Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss AMC’s crazy new (now rescinded) plan to allow texting in theaters, and their reaction to the first image out of ScarJo’s Ghost in the Shell.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.
Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016 by David Chen
David, Devindra, 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.
Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2016 by David Chen
In this special Cloverfield-only episode, David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by friend-of-the-show Dan Trachtenberg to discuss getting a career in Hollywood, grinding your way to the top of the commercial business, and the challenges involved with making 10 Cloverfield Lane. Be sure to check out Dan’s other shorts, “Portal: No Escape” and “More Than You Can Chew.”
Posted on Monday, March 28th, 2016 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Drew McWeeny from HitFix to discuss Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Be sure to read Drew’s review of the film, Devin Faraci’s review of the film, and learn more about BvS’s box office performance.
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss laser-shaming, hate-watching, and buffer seating. Be sure to read up on 10 Cloverfield Lane’s ending, what it’s like to see Star Wars 20+ times in theaters, and why Peter Sciretta is hopeful about Indiana Jones 5.
David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Peter to discuss what separates a teaser from a trailer and what happens when you badmouth Zack Snyder on the internet. Be sure to read up on film critics being biased, and Peter’s interview with Dan Trachtenberg.
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the Gaspar Noe’s Love, the new season of House of Cards, and how Fuller House resembles nothing at all. Be sure to read up on the singular awfulness of Fuller House, how the story in Zootopia came from character, and Devin Faraci’s review of Zootopia,
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the disappointing Crouching Tiger sequel, this year’s Oscars, plus why the “popcorn trick” is impractical. Be sure to read up on why our relationship with TV need to change, the amazing editing of Mad Max, and why those Asian jokes undercut the Oscars’ message of inclusion.
David and Jeff are joined by Jacob Hall to discuss the crappiness of Love and Vinyl, the hopelessness of Wayne’s World 3, and why they’re ambivalent about a Blade Runner sequel. Writer/director Robert Eggers also joins us to discuss The Witch. Be sure to read Scott Tobias on “The Picasso Line” and Jacob’s three-part series on the inspirations of The Witch (part 1, 2, and 3)