As 2019 comes to an end, David, Devindra, and Jeff evaluate the merits of “worst of the year” list. For the feature review, the cast plus Melissa Tamminga, writer for @SeattleScreen, discuss The Irishman, the latest crime drama directed and produced by Martin Scorsese. Does the three and half hour Netflix epic live up to its spiritual predecessors Mean Streets and GoodFellas?
Read more about worst of the year lists on this Twitter thread. Read Martin Scorsese’s interview with Empire here. Read about the de-aging technology in The Irishman here.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Slashfilmcast! David and Devindra review Jojo Rabbit, the latest film by Taika Waititi. Find out whether the mix of humor and drama work well together in this WWII satire. Stay for the after dark as the duo cartalk about Ford, Ferrari, and Tesla.
Read about how James Mangold captured 100mph in Ford v Ferrari here.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff talk about the giant mouse in the room that is the Disney+ streaming service. Jeff gives a passionate case against the children’s series PJ Masks . For the feature review, the cast debate the value and shortcomings of James Mangold’s Ford v Ferrai.
Read this Bloomberg article
on why the characters of Ford v Ferrari epitomize the worst of the 1960s car world.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff review Gemini Man, the latest film by Academy Award winning director Ang Lee. Listen to find out whether Lee’s obsession with high frame rate technology pays off in the Will Smith versus Will Smith action flick.
Listen and subscribe to David’s newest podcast Culturally Relevant. Check out Jeff Cannata’s D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcasts The Sweet Smell of Succession with Tara Ariano and Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill. Listen to Devindra’s podcast with Engadget on all things tech.
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David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Bob Chipman (aka MovieBob), film critic from escapistmagazine.com, moviebobcentral.com, and creator of The Big Picture, to review Joker. Find out whether the latest movie by director Todd Phillips starring Joaquin Phoenix helped them put on a happy face.
Read MovieBob’s review of Joker here. Read New Yorker’s Richard Brody review of Joker here. Watch David’s Youtube video on how filmmakers Zeek Earl and Matt Acosta designed the space helmets of the film Prospect here. And listen to the /Film Daily review of Joker here.
The boys are back in town! David tastes the bread of an “Icelandic geothermal bakery” while Jeff returns to the movie theater… to watch sports. The cast reviews Ad Astra, the latest film by James Gray starring Brad Pitt. Tune in to find out whether the science fiction epic is totally rad or completely sad.