EPISODE 34 RECAP | THIS WEEK: Audy is back with two of his good friends and cinephiles Warren James, and Sean Lindenmuth. First, Audy and Warren review the Ridley Scott biopic/thriller All the Money in the World starring Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg. Warren thought Christopher Plummer did a great job as Kevin Spacey's replacement as John Paul Getty but felt the movie could have been better in its screenplay. Audy commended Ridley Scott for making the decision to take Spacey out, replace him with Plummer, do re-shoots with the cast at the 11th hour, and still make a competent film but that is all that was positive with this serviceable, but unforgettable film. Next, Sean joins Warren and Audy to review the sci-fi/fantasy romance film The Shape of Water. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Sophie Hawkins and Doug Jones. Audy was immersed in the world and lauded all the technical aspects of the film, in particular Hawkins' performance, but felt the film played things too safe. Warren agreed, but felt that film did a great job of its 50's commentary on race, sexuality and paternalism and lauded Michael Shannon's performance. Sean respected the film, but felt the romance between its both leads were rushed, along with no seeming consequence of the character's actions within the plot along with the overall conceptual silliness of a woman and fishman falling in love. DOWNLOAD HERE.
20TH CENTURY WOMEN | During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord, Dorethea decides the best way she can parent her teenage son, Jamie, is to recruit her young tenants - a quirky self-aware freebird photographer, Abbie, a mellow puppy dog eyed handyman, William, and her son's sweet but broken best friend, Julie - to serve as role models in a changing world. READ FULL REVIEW.