Binging the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival

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Guys, I had the privilege of attending the 41st Toronto International Film Festival from September 7-18. It was my third consecutive year in attendance, and as far as the movies were concerned, let’s just say the third time was the charm.… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Antibirth (Guest: Joshua Grannell) | The Light Between Oceans | Complete Unknown | The Hollars

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review four new releases about life, death, and shocking revelations. For our review of Antibirth, we’re joined by noted Natasha Lyonne horror movie expert Joshua Grannell, a.k.a. Peaches Christ, who himself wrote… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Don’t Breathe | A Tale of Love and Darkness | Morris from America

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about people responding poorly to new locations. Don’t Breathe (5:58—20:55) | cast: Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto | writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues | director:… Continue Reading

The Binge Interview: Clea DuVall on Natasha Lyonne, Fan Service, and Her Directorial Debut “The Intervention”

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Out of all the stars who first (and, for many, last) grabbed our attention during the late-’90s teen movie boom, Clea DuVall is firmly among the most memorable. With her choppy androgynous hair, intimidating glare, and delightfully surly demeanor, she stood out… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Ben-Hur | War Dogs | Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we start off with a lengthy analysis of the biggest film-world controversy in recent memory—The Birth of a Nation star/writer/director Nate Parker‘s recently-uncovered college past as an accused rapist—then review three new releases about outsider… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Pete’s Dragon | Florence Foster Jenkins | Miss Sharon Jones! | Little Men | Equity

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review five (five!) new releases about, let’s say…loss of innocence and disillusionment. Pete’s Dragon (8:13—28:40) | cast: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban | screenplay: David Lowery,… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Suicide Squad | Don’t Think Twice | Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases that take heavy approaches to light subject matter. Suicide Squad (6:21—29:07) | cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne | writer/director: David Ayer [Trailer]… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: The Best Movies of 2016 So Far

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we do a midyear check-in to count down our 10 favorite movies of 2016 so far before we head into prestige season. However abominable this year has been for celebrity deaths, political dystopia, and… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Absolutely Fabulous The Movie | Café Society | Lights Out | Breaking a Monster

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review four new releases about unhealthy attachments. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (9:14—19:44) | cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks | writer: Jennifer Saunders | director: Mandie Fletcher… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Ghostbusters (2016)

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On this episode of The Binge Movie Podcast, we’ve got just one movie on our minds. PICK OF THE WEEK! Ghostbusters | cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey | writers: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig… Continue Reading