Like every Edgar Wright movie, the director’s sixth feature, Baby Driver, takes a wild concept and turns it into a brilliant exercise in high style. This time around, the director’s latest film is a wildly successful romantic-heist-musical-comedy, propelled from scene to scene with a lively soundtrack. One thing Baby Driver has going for it is its crowd-pleasing ability. Yes, folks, Baby Driver has it all: thrills, romance, suspense, dark comedy, nonstop action, a killer soundtrack and a star-making performance from Ansel Elgort. The question is, do we all like it? This week special guest Josh Slater-Williams joins us to discuss Wright’s most ambitious work to date as well as his recent interview with Wright himself. All this and more.
This week Goomba Stomps indie games editor Katrina Lind joins us to discuss It Comes at Night, Trey Edward Shults’s sophomore effort. Shults’s debut film was 2015’s Krisha, a critically acclaimed, micro-budgeted family drama that played like an intense horror movie. Much like Krisha, It Comes at Night is an intimate, domestic tale that generates suspense by focusing in on the littlest details, like an imminent red door. After which we finally get our chance to review writer-director Robert Eggers’ accomplished feature-length debut The Witch, a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that landed on our list of the best films of 2016. All this and more.
It’s been over 75 years since Wonder Woman made her comics debut, but while Superman, Batman, and even Swamp Thing have enjoyed movie success, Diana Prince’s alter ego had yet to have her own big-screen adventure – until now! This week Simon, Rick, and Patrick welcome guest Mariko McDonald to discuss Wonder Woman, the latest film from director Patty Jenkins.