Farce, to me, occupies a place between the Shakespearean comedies of people falling in love and the modern romcom. False Confessions is a 21st century update of an 18th century French farce. If it seems stagy it is because of more than just its historical roots.
This week, Steve teams up with Peter Percival (YouTube’s Bearded Movie Guy) and Jeff Baker (Geek Orthodox podcast) to talk about SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING! Peter Parker has swung back into theatres (and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) with his 6th film in the last 15 years. Have his web-fluid gotten stale? Or should our spider-sense be tingling… [Read More]
Life is a series of transitions, bookended by the two great transitions of birth and death. But along the way there are many more shifts in our lives—some trivial, others more profound. The Midwife is a story of the transitions of life that is (like life) a mixture of humor and poignancy.
Bill Randa (John Goodman) assembles a crack team of explorers in his quest to justify expenditures for his company, Monarch, in the days after Vietnam. With photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), tracker James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), soldier Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson), and geologist Houston Brooke (Corey Hawkins), Randa goes looking for a way to… [Read More]
In Lionsgate’s wild bullet party, Justine (Brie Larson) facilitates the sale of weapons from an IRA buyer, Chris (Cilian Murphy), and the South African seller, Vernon (Sharlto Copley), in Boston warehouse in the 1970s. But like every criminal enterprise (ever?) things go south when complications occur. Will anyone make it out of the warehouse alive?… [Read More]