Three DC-based journalists (Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, Peter Suderman) who met each other at the movies and forged a friendship despite their ideological differences chat about what’s new at the movies each week, keeping audiences apprised of the latest controversies—and nontroversies—roiling social media.
Across the Movie Aisle Returns! Many thanks to the good folks at The Bulwark for resurrecting the podcast, which can be pithily described as “Left, Right, and Center” meets “Siskel and Ebert.”
This week, Sonny Bunch (The Bulwark), Alyssa Rosenberg (The Washington Post), and Peter Suderman (Reason) ask if it’s a controversy or a nontroversy that WW84 is moving to HBO Max at no extra cost. And they review Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy while trying to suss out just why its existence has made so many critics so crotchety.
Life After Trump, Netflix's Regrets, and Nolan's BO
Back, for one week only! (Unless your demand ensures the show gets picked up by The Bulwark, that is.) Sonny, Peter, and Alyssa talk about the world of movies and movie writing post-Trump. Is Christopher Nolan right that Hollywood studios should be looking to foreign box office dollars? Does Netflix have buyer's remorse about their mega-deals with super-producers? And now that The Trump Show is coming to a close, will the world of cultural writing be able to focus a bit more on, you know, the culture?
The Vast of Night
This week on Across the Movie Aisle your hosts Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Peter Suderman discuss Apple picking up the tab for Martin Scorsese’s latest, review the new-to-Prime indie flick, THE VAST OF NIGHT (21:40), and heatedly (but pleasantly!) discuss Christopher McQuarrie’s directorial debut, THE WAY OF THE GUN (36:42).
This week on Across the Movie Aisle, your hosts Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Peter Suderman celebrate the release of the Snyder Cut, ponder whether totally mediocre is the new above average while discussing THE LOVEBIRDS (15:58), and revisit Jean Luc Godard’s BAND OF OUTSIDERS in assigned viewing (30:50).
This week on Across the Movie Aisle, your hosts Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Peter Suderman discuss Saudi Arabia’s investments in Live Nation and Carnival Cruises, pour dirt upon the grave of CAPONE (11:52), and revisit Miyazaki’s classic SPIRITED AWAY (29:59).
This week on Across the Movie Aisle, your hosts Sonny Bunch, Alyssa Rosenberg, and Peter Suderman ask whether or not Christopher Nolan can save movie theaters, discuss the Southern noirish blackly comic thriller ARKANSAS (17:46), and wrap things up with something far more uplifting: THE DEATH OF STALIN (30:42)!