Today on the podcast we have Peter Hutchings, the director of a new movie with Asa Butterfield and Maisie Williams entitled "Then Came You." About a young woman with cancer and a young man who fears he has it, the movie has to manage to balance both humor and drama, and it succeeds in spades. Hutchings delves into exactly what it takes to make that happen and when he knew that he had succeeded.
What is history? How does it affect our present day? How are we meant to understand it? This week, we're examining that very... or those very questions... as we look at "Once Upon a Deadpool" and "First Man." Sure, the films are very different, but they both have interesting things to say about the past.
There are movies which sit on Josh's TiVo for years. Literally years. He records them and then never thinks about them again. For this week's episode he decided to do the unimaginable and actually watch one.
It was a mistake. A massive mistake.
A brilliantly funny movie, Neil Simon's "Murder by Death" is not without some moments to make one pause. Chief amongst these is having Peter Sellers in yellowface. Perhaps though the representation is there in order to tear down their very use. Would that make it okay? We examine the issue on this week's podcast.