Happy New Year! After a long hiatus, Doug takes a break from his play rehearsals to welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment properties, and (finally) Justice League.
All the Money in the World is Director Ridley Scott’s second theatrical feature this year. Due to some emergency reshoots to excise Kevin Spacey from the film, the movie was only completed a few weeks ago. Did those last minute changes sink the film or save it?
From Director David Ayer and Screenwriter Max Landis comes Netflix’s biggest-budget original movie to date, Bright. Does this film forge a confident path forward for Netflix and its original movie slate or is it more of a cautionary tale?
Downsizing represents Director Alexander Payne’s first film in four years. Does this one continue his string of quality or should it just shrink away?
Like his 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is a dark fairy tale. It is also weird, beautiful, and the director’s best film to date.
Based on the book of the same name, The Disaster Artist tells the story of the making of the famously bad movie, The Room. Does Writer-Director James Fanco make a great film or is it more like…well, The Room?
In 2015, The Force Awakens resurrected the Star Wars franchise and became the highest-grossing domestic film of all-time. Now, Writer-Director Rian Johnson brings audiences the eighth film in the Skywalker family saga, The Last Jedi. Does this film re-hash the past or forge a new path into the future for Star Wars?
Director and Co-Writer Richard Linklater tackles the military and mourning in Last Flag Flying. Does the film succeed beyond its fantastic cast?
Written and Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird is another in a long and storied history of coming of age films. Does this one stand out from the pack or is it an also ran?
Like his previous film, Nightcrawler, Writer-Director Dan Gilroy’s latest, Roman J. Israel, Esq., is a character study of a highly interesting character. However, does that necessarily make for a highly interesting movie?