Megan kicks things off with a quick review of George Miller’s disappointing drama THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING (3:23), where a lonely scholar (Tilda Swinton) encounters a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers to grant her three wishes. Next, we discuss Jeff Baena’s kitchen sink comedy SPIN ME ROUND (11:43), which stars Alison Brie as the manager of an Olive Garden-like restaurant who embarks on a zany company trip to Italy. Then we cover William Brent Bell’s ORPHAN: FIRST KILL (30:15), a satisfying prequel to the 2009 film ORPHAN that truly justifies its existence. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about the winner of our summer camp horror movie poll, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER!
Here we are at episode 201, kids! We made it! Evan kicks the show off with a Crewind of GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT (3:04), a 1947 film about anti-Semitism starring Gregory Peck. Kris follows up with DEADPOOL 2 (11:14), a movie that Kris feels differently about from most critics. Then Dave and Evan go into DISOBEDIENCE (26:19), director Sebastian Lelio’s English-language debut starring Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola, about, as New Order might say, a bizarre love triangle. Finally, Evan and Dave get into SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (36:07). Who liked it? Who didn’t? By the way, there are tangents aplenty in this episode.