Tyler and David discuss the movies and TV shows they’ve been watching, including:
EDDIE THE EAGLE
That contrived third act misunderstanding plot twist is the worst. Once I realized how many (usually lesser) movies do that it changed the way I saw those movies. It reminds me of Roger Ebert’s idiot plot term.
Ebert popularized the term but it’s not his term. I love the man as much as anybody else, but his coinages could be pretty clunky – namely Bruised Forearm Movie and (ugh) Semi-Obligatory Lyrical Interlude.
I appear to be at odds with many critics on Personal Shopper, because I thought the attempt to blend multiple genres resulted in none of them working. I was surprised David looked askance at the protagonist’s doubts, because those texts struck me very early as way too assholish to be from her brother, so the film had to be about how aimless she was that she was bothering with them at all.
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