Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 147: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

“Spoilerpiece Theatre” is a weekly movie podcast where I talk about new releases with fellow BOFCA critics Dave Riedel and Kris Jenson. We don’t give a shit about spoilers. We just want to talk about the movies.

In Episode 147 below, we review Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and share our experience at IFFBoston 2017. After last week’s audio snafu, we make good on our promise to upgrade their recording equipment, but we’re too busy talking about Batman chins to pat ourselves on the back for very long at the start of this week’s episode. In other news, both Kris and I attended IFFBoston, so we share the highlights of our festival experiences (starting at 5:20), by firing through brief reviews of movies we saw together like For Ahkeem, (at 9:42), La Barracuda (at 12:52), and Menashe (at 18:18), as well as numerous ones we saw separately. After we blast through several short reviews of other films, all three of us review Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (at 40:02), which strangely borrows heavily from Star Trek V for its plot. This sequel is clunky in the middle for its emphasis on numerous characters’ backstories, but its humor, art direction, and soundtrack are still on point.

Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .