Dave is under the weather this week, so Evan and Megan fly duo to review the movies. First up is Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s candy-coated homage to 90s teen films, DO REVENGE (2:18), which is about two high schoolers (Camila Mendes and Maya Hawke) who team up to get revenge on the classmates who wronged them. Then we discuss Claire Denis’s low-octane thriller STARS AT NOON (20:33), which is about an American and Brit (Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn) in Nicaragua who fall for each other and must immediately flee from the authorities. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about a Patron’s choice: Warren Beatty’s 1990 comic book film DICK TRACY!
We start by discussing this year’s Oscars, particularly the winners, the snubs, and our overall thoughts on the program. Then Dave and Evan review the Roshan Sethi’s rom-com 7 DAYS (11:49), about a mismatched Indian couple (Karan Soni and Geraldine Viswanathan) who start out on a traditional pre-arranged date and have to shelter in place together once COVID spreads. Next, we all tackle the latest SCREAM movie (21:55), a meta horror flick that has us split. After that we cover Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of the Agatha Christie murder mystery DEATH ON THE NILE (42:19), another film that has us divided. And in this week’s Patreon exclusive audio, we talk about the winner of our women-directed films poll, Susan Seidelman’s 1985 dramedy, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, starring Rosanna Arquette and Madonna!