Are we all on a journey in our lives? More specifically, are we all on an internal (or maybe spiritual) journey? Two movies arriving on home video this week offer up different sorts of internal journeys and do so with different results. This week, we're talking the Oscar-winning "Moonlight" and "Doctor Strange."
A significant number of movies use flashbacks, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they should. All too often, flashbacks are used as a crutch; a way to make a boring, or ill-considered, movie that much more interesting.
Today's podcast looks at two different films that utilize flashbacks, one where they prop up a problem film and one where they enhance an already great one.
On today's podcast, Josh learns that a quote is from the Bible. He would have guessed Shakespeare, but that would have been wrong.
The point though is not the quote being biblical, but rather the idea that maybe movies should just strive to be the best version of themselves rather than pretending that they're utterly unique. "The Edge of Seventeen" seems to subscribe to this notion and manages to be stellar coming of age tale.
What causes a movie to be a success. Ah, if we could only answer that question then we could ensure that every film was a success, couldn't we?
Whether or not it is answerable, it is a question worth asking and even if he comes up with no answers, Josh ruminates on it today as it relates to the 2016 movie "Arrival."