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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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...

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Malcolm & Marie: Solitaire, by David Bax

Early in Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie–a movie that makes a case for self-indulgence not necessarily being a detriment to quality–Malcolm (John David Washington), a film director who’s just returned home with his girlfriend, Marie (Zendaya), after the triumphant premiere...