Don't know what to watch? Join Jon Negroni, Will Ashton, and Abby Olcese for no-nonsense conversations about the latest films coming to theaters and streaming online. We may not always agree, but one thing's for sure. We're all Cinemaholics.
Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry
You may want to turn the sound on for this one. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry is a new Apple TV+ documentary from R.J. Cutler that profiles the recent rise of singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. It mostly covers the behind-the-scenes production of her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and is playing now in select theaters through Neon.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Now available to stream on Hulu, The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a new biopic from director Lee Daniels, and it stars Andra Day as the legendary singer Billie Holiday, who was targeted by the FBI for her refusal to stop performing "Strange Fruit," an anti-lynching ballad. Day recently won a Golden Globe for her performance, and the cast also includes Trevante Rhodes, Natasha Lyonne, and Garrett Hedlund.
Tom & Jerry
Unlike Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse, we actually speak in this week’s show, as we discuss the new live-action family comedy Tom & Jerry, which just hit HBO Max and puts the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters into New York City with a host of human characters you definitely won’t care about. We also review The United States vs. Billie Holiday on Hulu and Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry on Apple TV+. Plus, we do a quick mini review of The Mauritanian and play some listener voicemails.
Behind Her Eyes
Special guest Amanda the Jedi joins the show for a bonus review of "Behind Her Eyes," a new psychological-thriller limited series from Netflix created by Steve Lightfoot and based on Sarah Pinborough's novel of the same name. The story follows Louise, a single mother played by Simona Brown, who sparks a love affair with her new boss David, a psychiatrist played by Tom Bateman. She only later realizes however that he is already married to a woman named Adele, played by Eve Hewson. And before Louise knows it, she's begun a secret friendship with the wife of the man she's pining for.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This month’s Extra Milestone discussion is The Silence of the Lambs, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. We discuss the ongoing legacy of this perennial classic from director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ted Tally (adapted from the novel by Thomas Harris), including how it shaped the modern landscape of true crime filmmaking and left a lasting impact on perceptions of the transgender community. We also discuss the iconic performances of Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Ted Levine, who portray Clarice Starling, Hannibal Lecter, and Buffalo Bill, respectively. Then finish with a deep dive on the film’s ending.
Flora & Ulysses
What if the squirrel you just saved from a vacuum cleaner became a superhero? In the new Disney+ family comey Flora & Ulysses — based on the children's novel by Kate DiCamillio — Matilda Lawler stars as Flora, a precocious comic book fan who befriends a squirrel named Ulysses who changes her family's life forever. The film also stars Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Danny Rudi, Kate Micucci, Anna Deavere Smith, and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth.
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