Evan is off this week so Megan and Dave are a duo, and they’re a doozy of a duo, because one movie they like, and one movie they really, really don’t. They start things off with NELLY & NADINE (3:26), a documentary about an unlikely love story of two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Then it’s THE APOLOGY (27:47), a Christmas-set thriller about a missing child, her coming-to-terms-with-it mother, and the unannounced guest who shows up to pour sugar in everyone’s figurative gas tanks. Bonus: Janeane Garofalo is in this one (along with stars Anna Gunn and Linus Roache)! Don’t forget to check out this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, where Megan and Dave talk about the holiday rom-com LAST HOLIDAY starring Queen Latifah.
We have two movies on the docket this week. First, we review Michael Grandage’s disappointing queer drama MY POLICEMAN (3:26), a story told in flashback about a policeman (Harry Styles) who falls for an art curator (David Dawson) in the 1950s, but marries a woman (Emma Corrin) to conceal his sexuality. Next, we discuss HALLOWEEN ENDS (25:39) the frustrating final film in David Gordon Green’s HALLOWEEN trilogy. Since none of us had seen the second film in the series, HALLOWEEN KILLS, we lead with a review it before delving into the final chapter. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about Mike Flanagan’s 2013 horror film OCULUS!