Chatty movie reviews and actor/filmmaker interviews, brought to you by two queer Bay Area pals: writer Jason LeRoy (member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle; lifelong devotee, Lilith Fair) and producer Rebecca Olarte (cohost, Shindignation Radio; lifelong subscriber, Cat Fancy).
The Woman in the Window | Those Who Wish Me Dead | Together Together & more!
After debriefing this year's pandemic Oscars, we review Joe Wright’s misbegotten THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW, Taylor Sheridan’s riveting THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s delightful THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES, Nikole Beckwith’s tender TOGETHER TOGETHER, and Azazel Jacobs’ uneven FRENCH EXIT.
Godzilla vs. Kong | Shiva Baby | Moffie | Concrete Cowboy
It’s strange bedfellows this week on The Binge, in which we mix Adam Wingard’s stupidly fun spectacle GODZILLA VS. KONG with three considerably more taxing films: Emma Seligman’s caustic cringe comedy SHIVA BABY, Oliver Hermanus’ apartheid military drama MOFFIE, and Ricky Staub’s scared-straight morality tale CONCRETE COWBOY.
The Father | Another Round | Moxie | Breaking News in Yuba County
On this episode we review two Oscar hopefuls, Florian Zeller’s THE FATHER starring Anthony Hopkins and Thomas Vinterberg’s ANOTHER ROUND starring Mads Mikkeksen, and two Oscar doubtfuls, Amy Poehler’s MOXIE and Tate Taylor’s BREAKING NEWS IN YUBA COUNTY.
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar | Nomadland | Minari | I Care a Lot & more!
It’s another super-sized episode full of heavy hitters! We disagree over the Midwestern realness of BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR, parse where NOMADLAND sits in Frances McDormand’s pantheon of roles, praise Lee Isaac Chung’s family drama MINARI, lament the sprawling wreckage of Lee Daniels’ THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, revel in the proudly amoral I CARE A LOT, and get into an unexpectedly weighty debate about the gay tearjerker SUPERNOVA.
Promising Young Woman | Judas and the Black Messiah | Malcom & Marie and more!
In our first new episode of 2021, we round up six notable releases from this very peculiar awards season: Emerald Fennell’s provocative PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, Shaka King’s enraging JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, Sam Levinson’s painful MALCOLM & MARIE, Regina King’s edifying ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Kornél Mundruczó’s uneven PIECES OF A WOMAN, and John Lee Hancock’s derivative THE LITTLE THINGS.
Wonder Woman 1984 | Soul | The Midnight Sky | Sylvie's Love
In our final new releases episode of 2020, we evaluate the year’s unprecedented Christmas Day streaming mega-releases, WONDER WOMAN 1984 and SOUL, as well as George Clooney’s phone-friendly THE MIDNIGHT SKY and Eugene Ashe’s tender Black romance SYLVIE’S LOVE.
Once a month is too infrequent, I wish they’d do every 2 weeks.
Insightful and entertaining!
Great dynamic between these well-likeable hosts! Binge on The Binge for those spot-on reviews.
Rebecca and Jason are super knowledgeable, great at analysis, with delightful banter. Love their reviews.