The Binge Movie Podcast: The Neon Demon | Tickled | Free State of Jones

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about rebels who challenge fearsome, powerful institutions. The Neon Demon (4:12—19:39) | cast: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks | writers:… Continue Reading

The Binge Interview: Samantha “Princess Shaw” Montgomery on Her Star-Is-Born Doc “Presenting Princess Shaw”

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Fourteen years after the first American Idol season and countless other vocal competitions later, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to suggest that American audiences have had our fill of aspiring singers clamoring for our attention, packaged with personal origin stories designed to pull at our heartstrings… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Alice Through the Looking Glass | Weiner | X-Men: Apocalypse

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about complicated, difficult men—the Mad Hatter, Anthony Weiner, and Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr—and the coordinated team efforts required to mollify and contain them. Alice Through the Looking Glass (8:53—25:19)… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: The Lobster | A Bigger Splash | Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising | The Angry Birds Movie

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review four new releases about unwanted intruders and defending one’s way of life. PICK OF THE WEEK | The Lobster (6:33—26:51) | cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw,… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Captain America: Civil War | Viva

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review two new releases about idealized identities and interpersonal conflict. PICK OF THE WEEK | Captain America: Civil War (7:46—27:28) | cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Beyoncé’s Lemonade | Keanu | High-Rise (Guest: Joshua Grannell)

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This week on a very special episode of The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about…deteriorating conditions? I don’t know, this is a hard one. In addition to a fevered circlejerk about Beyoncé‘s Lemonade visual album, Rebecca and I also switch… Continue Reading

The Binge Interview: Lorene Scafaria and Susan Sarandon on “The Meddler”, Bad Press, and the Power of Beyoncé

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There are surface aspects of writer/director Lorene Scafaria‘s superb new comedy The Meddler that almost dare you to underestimate it. The name, for one, is admittedly adorable. Then you watch the trailer and see what appears to be a sitcom-ready scenario: Lori… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Green Room | Sing Street | Louder Than Bombs

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about young underdogs in challenging relationships with the elders in their lives. PICK OF THE WEEK: Green Room (8:00—16:56) | cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat |… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: The Jungle Book | Barbershop: The Next Cut | The First Monday in May

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about responsibility and cultural identity. Barbershop: The Next Cut (5:58—31:06) | cast: Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Common, Regina Hall, Nicki Minaj, Eve | writers: Kenya Barris, Tracy… Continue Reading