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The Hollywood Read

Dec 9, 2019

This week we're talking Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, from the film itself to the controversies surrounding it, including Anna Paquin's lack of lines. We also get into the current state of a wide-open award season, which is full of possibility and so will probably render a bunch of boring nominations. Finally, we talk...


Nov 26, 2019

This week we're discussing the Department of Justice's challenge to the Paramount Consent Decrees, something we've been theorizing for months. But we're totally bummed to be right, because this is Bad For Cinema, and we're breaking down why. We're also talking the new trailer for Cats, and everything strange and...


Nov 19, 2019

This week we take a look at Charlie's Angels crashing and burning at the box office, and wonder what went wrong with Elizabeth Banks' attempt to revive the franchise. We also discuss Ford v Ferrari emerging as an Oscar contender, and the state of the Oscar race as we get into the heart of award season, and somehow, stay...


Nov 12, 2019

News that a pair of directors intend to resurrect James Dean with CGI so that he can "give" a new "performance" caused a major backlash throughout Hollywood and film fandom. We discuss the possibility of digital graverobbing, what made Dean so uniquely special, and the possibility of AI art. Join us in...


Nov 5, 2019

This week we discuss the surprising news that David Benioff & DB Weiss of Game of Thrones fame quit their Star Wars trilogy, and we get into Disney's quiet removal of Fox titles from repertory theaters. Why should you care? Because Disney is actively limiting your options at the cinema and that makes our culture worse....