Justine Hollister reviews all things on the screen ... every week. Not to be missed.
Screen Thoughts: Cinderella
Hollister's nose is out of joint around why, oh why would there be a need for another Cinderella film (yes, there are more than 100 films that tell that story), and Wilder accuses her of being incapable of having fun. Ouch. It's a heated discussion and they are still friends but do not agree even one bit on the worth and the production of this film.
The twenty year anniversary of 911 is upon us and the release of Netflix's Worth, walks through the difficult process of determining compensation for the families of the victims. "Worth is really all about what a life is worth," more than the attacks that hit America on 911," Hollister surmises. It's an interesting look at what was behind the film and Hollister reading the lawyer's review of America's attitude during the years following the attack is worth the podcast.
Screen Thoughts: Nine Perfect Strangers
Hollister and Wilder delve into Nine Perfect Strangers, the week after The White Lotus, which is a double dose of white privilege and despair. And, to give some perspective, Hollister questions Wilder on her love of Super Hero films with her mini review of The Suicide Squad. Don't miss it.
Screen Thoughts: The Chair
Hollister and Wilder go over The Chair, with the fabulous Sandra Oh, and then Hollister brings in Lori Rutter, a friend and Harvard Alum, who brought it to the attention of Wilder and Hollister. And, Lori adds a request at the end to have Hollister and Wilder review We Are Lady Parts. Don't miss Sandra Oh's much talked about series. .
Screen Thoughts: The White Lotus
This week Hollister and Wilder take on The White Lotus, the HBO six-part controversial satirical series, dealing with white privilege, written by a white man, Mike White (yes, we know the last name fits the bill), and is not to be missed. Hollister falls in love with the critic, @BrookeObie, who helped unveil a point of view that she missed around the film's hubris. Don't miss this conversation around the series, and the times in which we live.
Screen Thoughts: Dr. Death
Hollister and Wilder take on Dr. Death, the eight episode series launched by Peacock around the Texas doctor, Christopher Duntsch, who butchered 33 patients before being incarcerated for the rest of his life. What a cast! Christian Slater (Hollister says she never recognizes him in a film/series until she thinks about it), and Alec Baldwin take on the system in a grueling story that will make you go to physical therapy one more time before going under the knife. And, Hollister takes on Vogue Magazine for their article around film 'makeovers' (seriously?!) Don't miss this week's Screen Thoughts.
Screen Thoughts offers interesting insights into today's popular films, TV shows and general happenings in the industry. I especially especially appreciate Hollister & O' Toole's tidbits of background on their subjects. I found myself saying "Oh, I didn't know that," in almost every podcast I listened to.
Listened to one episode hoping for a good critical review of Vice. Nope - didn’t get it. They wanted to like it so much and it showed in the review. And anyone who thought Jack Ryan on Amazon was good has no talent barometer. It was awful and completely miscast. But she wants to use it as a history lesson. OMG. Don’t wast your time.
One of the best movie and tv review podcasts out there in an abundant sea of podcasts of the same topics. These ladies bring something different to movie/tv reviews that is so refreshing.
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