Jeff battles a rat infestation while Dave hears one-last dynamite in a pretend eulogy. For the feature review, the cast talks about First Cow, the newest film directed by Kelly Reichardt. Tune in to find out why the cast prefers buying over renting for this indie release.
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Shownotes (All timestamps are approximate only)
What we’ve been watching (~52:00)
David – Indian Matchmaking,
Jeff – Freestyle Love Machine, Home
David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss what makes a film appeal to paternal figures and whether the term “dad movie” is pejorative. For the feature film of the week, the cast visits Palm Springs, the Hulu original film directed by Max Barbakow.
Learn more about Tenet’s delay here.
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Devindra praises the start-up Carvana while David trashes the app Quibi. For the feature review, the cast finally streams Hamilton, the sensational Broadway musical created by Lin Manuel Miranda, now available on Disney Plus. Read Christopher Nolan’s position on chairs on set here
. Read Vulture’s feature about Quibi here
David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Joanna Robinson, senior writer at Vanity Fair, to talk about Devindra’s move across the country during a pandemic, Christopher Nolan’s chair ban, and Will Ferrell’s singing in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. For the feature review, the cast dives into Shirley, Josephine Decker’s film starring Elizabeth Moss.
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Dave and Jeff share their experience watching 3D content on VR headsets while Devindra packs up to move across the country. The cast is joined by Wilson Morales of @Blackfilm to talk about Da 5 Bloods, the latest Spike Lee movie about black soldiers in the Vietnam War.
Read Viet thanh Nguyen’s thread about Da 5 Bloods here.
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Devindra gets ready for a big move across the country amid the pandemic. David watches The Great while Jeff checks out Hannah Gadsby: Douglas. For the feature review, the cast reluctantly rent The King of Staten Island, the newest Judd Apatow movie starring SNL member Pete Davidson.
Read Jesse David Fox’s piece about whether we should take Dave Chappelle seriously.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps the U.S., David highlights some African American films available on streaming now. For the feature review, the cast watches The Vast of Night, the directorial debut from Andrew Patterson.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the launch of HBO Max, including their announcement of an in-development “Snyder Cut” of Justice League. This week’s feature review is a Devindra choice: the 1985 Japanese comedy Tampopo, the first self-proclaimed “ramen western.” Listen in as the cast discuss the joy of food
Watch David’s review of The Last Dance here.
Read Shane Carrruth’s interview with Indiewire here.
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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Jeff stay in to watch Capone, the latest film by director Josh Trank. The cast is joined by Scott Wampler, Managing Editor at Birth.Movies.Death and co-Host of The Kingcast, to evaluate this Tom Hardy performance. Tune in to hear not one but two of Jeff’s limericks.
Read Kyle Buchanan’s oral history of Mad Max: Fury Road here. Read about why Jurassic World makes sense now here.