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Hollister & Wilder review all things on the screen ... every week. Not to be missed.

Screen Thoughts - Movie & TV Reviews Christine Merser

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 33 Ratings

Hollister & Wilder review all things on the screen ... every week. Not to be missed.

    May December

    May December

    "May December," featuring a star-studded cast including Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, is much more than the torrid story of a seventh-grade teacher who ensnared her student, went to prison for it, and married him upon her release. It transcends that narrative, offering a profound exploration of complex themes. Don't miss the discussion on the film's production, including the techniques employed by Todd Haynes. His interpretations consistently delve deeper than the obvious.
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    • 30 min
    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

    High schooler Addie Tedrow, a lover of all things Hunger Games, joins Christine Merser to discuss the latest in the series, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, as well as the other stories in the iconic Hunger Games franchise. Don't miss their interesting, intergenerational discussion of this film. Christine's fear of snakes coils around the difficulty of some of the scenes. P.S. we do include some spoilers in this episode.
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    • 25 min
    NYAD and The Holdovers

    NYAD and The Holdovers

    "The Holdovers," bringing back 70s and 80s boarding school films, heads toward awards season with Paul Giamatti finding his way to front-page news. Why hasn't he had more starring roles when he's such a strong actor? We have our theories. And "NYAD", where Annette Bening and Jodie Foster save the day. NYAD's swim is an amazing feat, no question about that. How they made it into a movie is up for discussion.
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    • 25 min
    The Burial

    The Burial

    Who knew that the movie The Burial on Amazon Prime was as fabulously brilliant and fun and compelling as it is? Don’t watch the trailer. Just listen to this podcast and go watch. Better yet? They agree! Hollister and Wilder are both huge fans.
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    • 30 min
    Lessons in Chemistry

    Lessons in Chemistry

    This week it's all about Lessons in Chemistry on AppleTV+. It should not come as a surprise to regular listeners of Screen Thoughts that Hollister and Wilder hold differing opinions on the show, on pretty much every front. And, just in time for Halloween, Hollister shares some insider information on the 25th anniversary of "Practical Magic," starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.
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    • 30 min
    The Super Models & Flora and Son

    The Super Models & Flora and Son

    Hollister welcomes the writers back to work and comments on the opening line of the new contract, which is something out of Star Wars to be sure. First up is 'The Super Models,' the documentary (Hollister takes offense that it's even in that category) surrounding the four super models of the eighties; Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista and how they found their way to superstardom. But the highlight is the discovery of John Carney's Flora and Son, the story of a single mother, trying desperately to connect with her son. Hollister says it should be headed for awards season, although she doesn't think it's getting enough leverage to be seen enough to find its way there. 
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

DHungerford ,

Interesting Insights

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.

Newhouse 44 ,

Brutal

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.

Val from NY ,

Listen,Learn,laugh

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.
Also, head over to Facebook and search Screen Thoughts, they have interesting,fun and informative talk going over there too.

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