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Spoiler Alert Episode 297 - I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Writer/Director Charlie Kaufman (Synecdoche, New York) delivers a purposefully baffling, frustratingly obtuse riff on David Lynchian themes of unease, mistrust, and strange dancing. This direct to Netflix film is sure to divide any audiences daring enough to sit through the entire thing.
Spoiler Alert Episode 296 - Tenet
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) returns to cinemas - at least those which are open right now - with Tenet, his new twisty, ultra-secretive thriller. Starring John David Washington (Monsters and Men), Robert Pattinson (Water for Elephants), Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), and Kenneth Branagh (Wild Wild West), this film really puts the audience through its paces. Bring your calculator, slide rule, copy of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, graph paper, a much smarter friend, and an EXTREME amount of patience.
Spoiler Alert Episode 295 - Mulan
Disney (Song of the South) delivers a new live-action remake of a beloved animated film with Mulan. Starring Yifei Liu as the title character and minus the music, mischief, and family-friendly elements of the original, this film skews closer to a war epic with fantasy elements. It won’t be for everybody but there is a lot to like in this movie.
Spoiler Alert Episode 294 - Best Picture 1967 - In The Heat of the Night
Sidney Poitier (The Jackal) and Rod Steiger (End of Days) star in 1967’s Best Picture winning film In the Heat of the Night. The film features staggering racism, a crazy soundtrack, and the most bonkers gum chewing committed to celluloid.
Spoiler Alert Episode 293 - Da 5 Bloods
Writer/Director Spike Lee (Oldboy) delivers a blistering drama mixing middle age regret, wartime hell, and heist thriller with the Netflix-exclusive film Da 5 Bloods. Delroy Lindo (The Core), Chadwick Boseman (The Kill Hole), and Clarke Peters (Notting Hill) lead the impressive cast and help ground the film with terrific acting.
Spoiler Alert Episode 292 - Palm Springs
Andy Samberg (Space Chimps) and Cristin Milioti (It had to be You) star in a fairly fresh telling of the Groundhog Day-Inifite Time Loop situation with Palm Springs. The film is worth signing up for Hulu to see. Or at least signing up for a free month and then bailing after you see it. Or stealing your parents’ log in to watch it on Hulu on their dime. Anyway, check it out.