Brian and Chris offer back-to-back reviews of Rogue One highlighting the light side, and the dark.
Sam and Chris discuss their mutual love of musicals and how La La Land mines the tradition to its advantage.
Chris breaks down what was so arresting about the final sequence in Whiplash.
Chris reviews a great tragedy that keeps kicking the audience while they’re down.
Friend Tessa Duke discusses The Big Short and Adam McKay’s approach to an economic crisis film.
Fantastic Beasts, while genuinely enjoyable, has some serious flaws.
Captain Fantastic invites us to experience passion and loss as one family tries to understand their place in the world. The film asks when is going to extremes going too far? And what does it mean to understand truth? Is it possible that real truth may not be as objective or universal as we would like it to be? When are we pursuing our own truths, and when are we selling out?