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

Lorene Scafaria and Susan Sarandon in San Francisco. Photo by Andrea Chase.

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

11 Movies to Binge at the 2016 San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival will take place in theaters across the city—including, for the first time, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission—from April 21 to May 5, 2016. The largest and most historic film festival within San Francisco,… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: The Boss | The Invitation | Demolition

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review three new releases about people with strong, disruptive ideologies. The Boss [8:48—21:28] | cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kristen Schaal, Tyler Labine, Kathy Bates | screenplay: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone,… Continue Reading

The Binge Interview: Jeff Nichols on “Midnight Special,” Nancy Grace, and ‘The Jeff Nichols Style’

L-R: Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon, Jeff Nichols on the set of MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Learn the name Jeff Nichols, because it’s one we’re all going to be talking about for years to come. After his well-received but little-seen debut, Shotgun Stories, in 2007, the 37-year-old Little Rock native emerged as arguably the most promising new American filmmaker… Continue Reading

The Binge Movie Podcast: Everybody Wants Some!! | I Saw the Light | Born to Be Blue | Marguerite

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This week on The Binge Movie Podcast, we review four new releases—three of which are about struggling musicians, and three about ravenous pussyhounds. You’ll have to listen to the show to find out which ones don’t overlap! (Or you could just… Continue Reading