Tagged: drama

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The Cast of Cthulhu: Annihilation

A fair bit of dillydallying on this episode before the discussion on Alex Garland’s criminally underseen Annihilation including a (very) lengthy discussion on WandaVision and the Disney’s grey morality as a content/art provider, a less lengthy discussion at 27:46 about why we’d rather fight with...

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The Father: What He Has, by David Bax

Much of the music in Florian Zeller’s The Father is diegetic, or at least partially so, the music on the headphones of Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), the patriarch of the title, expanded to fill the movie. All of it is beautiful,...

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Cherry: Artificially Flavored, by David Bax

At the end of Cherry, a title card pops up reading, “A Russo Brothers Movie.” The word choice there is a fitting summation of the directors’ entertainment-first ethos. Their relentlessly larger-than-life inclusions–red tinting, swooping cameras, massive text superimpositions–occasionally serve a...

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Sin: Rocky Road, by David Bax

In ways both good and bad, Andrey Konchalovskiy’s Sin isn’t strictly a biopic of Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo (played here by Alberto Testone). Like most good biographical films, it doesn’t try to cram too much of the man’s life into...