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David, Devindra, Jeff, and Peter awaken to devote an entire episode to Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, the third installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Are the cast ready for the return of the J.J. Abrams? Or are they reminiscing the last director? Stay tuned…

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Listen and subscribe to David’s newest podcast Culturally Relevant. Check out Jeff Cannata’s D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to Devindra’s podcast with Engadget on all things tech.

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/Filmcast Ep. 547 – Marriage Story + Uncut Gems

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This holiday season, David, Devindra, Jeff give the gift of a double-feature. The cast reviews Marriage Story, the latest Netflix film by Noah Baumbach, and Uncut Gems, a crime drama featuring a rough looking Adam Sandler.
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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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Rian Johnson Knives Out Interview

Knives Out is out in theaters now, and it’s a blast. It’s a delightful murder mystery that takes place in the modern day, yet is loaded with references to its predecessors (particularly the works of Agatha Christie). It manages to convey an infectious love for its genre while still being a substantial entry into that genre, and that’s a rare treasure in this day and age.

The mastermind of the film is writer/director Rian Johnson, who has managed to continuously reinvent his career with every film he puts out. Despite going from low budget mysteries to big budget sci-fi, Johnson’s films all manage to retain his love of wit and surprise.

I was grateful that Rian decided to stop by the Slashfilmcast this week to chat with me and Jeff Cannata about how the film came together in the months following The Last Jedi, and how Rian put his own spin on the murder mystery film. Warning: There will be banjo.
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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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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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/Filmcast Ep. 544 – Jojo Rabbit

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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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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.You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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/Filmcast Ep. 543 – Ford v Ferrari

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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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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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/Filmcast Ep. 542 – Doctor Sleep (with Patrick Kleppek)

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David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Patrick Klepek, senior reporter at Waypoint, to talk about the politics of Terminator: Dark Fate and the digital resurrection of James Dean. For their feature review, the cast return to the Overlook Hotel in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. Does the belated follow-up film live up to iconic original?

Read about the backlash against the James Dean casting in the Hollywood Reporter.

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Terminator Dark Fate reviews

David, Devindra, and Jeff chat about the perks of being a podcaster. For the feature review, the cast are joined by Matt Singer of ScreenCrush.com to discuss Terminator: Dark Fate, the sixth installment in the Terminator franchise. Tune in to hear the debate over this futuristic “legacyquel”

Check out Matt Singer’s new book on the history of Spider-man Marvel’s Spider-Man: From Amazing to Spectacular. 

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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in the tall grass review

Vincenzo Natali’s In The Tall Grass (available right now on Netflix) takes a scary novella and expands it into a feature that’s filled with mind-bending twists and turns. It’s a fun piece of horror filmmaking that showcase Natali’s unique sensibilities, which often involve taking the taboo and making it frighteningly plausible and viscerally affecting (read Chris Evangelista’s review from Fantastic Fest).

I had a chance to sit down with Natali to do a feature length commentary on In the Tall Grass. We discussed his philosophy towards structuring the film, the most stressful parts of shooting the film, the joy of watching Patrick Wilson’s character lose his mind on screen, and why this new world of streaming has been a boon to his career. You can listen and download the commentary (which features instructions on how to synchronize it with the film) below.
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/Filmcast Ep. 540 – Parasite

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David, Devindra, and Jeff get on the hype train by reviewing Parasite, the latest film by Korean director Bong Joon-Ho. Tune in to find out whether the movie deserves a Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

Read this Reddit thread for all the Korean jokes Westerners may have missed. Read this Medium posted titled “On Letting People Enjoy Things” on toxic fandom.

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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.You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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