An interview with writer/director Anna Baumgarten on her debut feature.
Season two comes to an end, with hope for the future but frustration for the present.
Introduces new conflicts for the finale, and brings long-simmering conflicts from throughout the season to a head.
The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 353 – Cry Macho (2021) & Dear Evan Hansen (2021) – Emmy Awards and Snubs, Paranormal Activity 7, and a Busy October at the Movies
In this episode, Ben and I review Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Cry Macho and the feature film adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen. We also briefly discuss the Emmys, a busy October at the movies, and more.
The show returns after last week’s divergence with some mostly positive character drama
The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 352 – Malignant (2021) – 30th Heartland Film Festival Announcements and Heartland Horror – Guest: Sam Watermeier (Midwest Film Journal)
In this episode, I welcome my friend and colleague from the Indiana Film Journalists Association, Sam Watermeier to the show to discuss James Wan’s latest film, Malignant in all its crazy glory. We also discuss the upcoming Heartland Film Festival, Sam’s involvement with the Heartland Horror category, and some recent movies he’s seen.
A weird Scorsese riff comes out of nowhere after the emotional highs of last week’s episode.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster sets an intriguing pace from the start and carries the human side of the plot through the majority of its runtime. Despite holding back on introducing the titular monster until nearly the end of the film, Ghidorah still manages to be engaging by focusing on the human story without devolving into melodrama like films before it.
A mostly conventional biopic that seeks to redeem its main subject, featuring one of the year’s best performances.
The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 351 – Ebert’s Great Movies Part 10 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (1972), and Dog Day Afternoon (1975) – The Matrix Resurrections Trailer, and RIP Michael K Williams
In this episode, Tiny, Ben, and I continue our journey through Roger Ebert’s Great Movies List. In this installment, we discuss Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tarkovsky’s Solaris, and Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon. We also pay tribute to Michael K Williams, discuss the trailer for The Matrix Resurrections, and share our thoughts on the latest Christopher Nolan news.
Ted Lasso’s longest episode yet may also be its best.
The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 350 – CODA (2021) & Candyman (2021) – Spider-Man: No Way Home Trailer, Eternals, and MCU Fatigue
In this episode, Mike and I review CODA (currently on AppleTV+) and Candyman (currently in theaters. We also discuss the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and mounting MCU fatigue!
While the film invites direct comparisons to Sound of Metal, Mogul Mowgli has different ambitions on its mind.
“Headspace” doesn’t introduce new conflicts; rather, they feel like natural extensions of what the show has been building towards throughout the season.
A dynamic central performance and a solid directorial effort makes Anne at 13,000 Ft. a film that’s not to be missed.