/Filmcast Ep. 521 - Black Mirror: Season 5

David regrets tricking Devindra into watching Dark Phoenix; Jeff shudders at the premise of The Act. The cast examine their reflections in Black Mirror. Is the battery draining too fast on the latest season of the sci-fi series?

Watch David's video essay on the Asian American references in Netflix's rom-com Always Be My Maybe.

Check out Jeff Cannata's new D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David's other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill Devindra's new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David's Youtube channel at Davechensky.

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Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)

What We've been Watching (~ 8:00)David – Always Be My Maybe, I Am Mother, The Farewell, Cold Pursuit, The Act

Devindra – Dark Phoenix, Bosch S5

Jeff – Fleabag

Feature (~ 35:00)Black Mirror Series 5

S5E1 – Striking Vipers

S5E2 – Smithereens

S5E3 – Rachel Jack and Ashley Too

Spoiler (~44:00)


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