This week on the show, we’re covering the just-released thriller Eileen, starring Thomasin McKenzie and the incomparable Anne Hathaway, which Matthew first saw at Sundance 2023, and then finally follow up with Taika Waititi’s latest sports underdog story Next Goal Wins.Continue reading “Podcast: Eileen & Next Goal Wins”
A tragic accident. A woman in distress. An animal with which to form an emotional bond. Penguin Bloom is precisely the movie you think it is.Continue reading “Review: ‘Penguin Bloom’ is just fine”
Pete Docter is one of the best directors of animated features working today. That might sound like hubris, but it isn’t. Each of his films is adorable, approachable, and visually stunning enough to warrant the praise, but each also has a core of love and acceptance that makes them universal. The marriage montage in Up! or the simple truth that sadness plays a key roll in our lives from Inside Out, Docter makes movies that tell truths.
Soul, his latest film, is no different.Continue reading “Review: ‘Soul’ cements Pete Docter as one of our great storytellers”