In Episode 157 below, we review A Ghost Story, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Loveless, The Bubble, and Okja. It’s a heapin’ helpin’ of Spoilerpiece this week, as we tackle six movies (!!), and welcome special guest Max Covill! Max writes for Film School Rejects and co-hosts his own podcast, It’s the Pictures. Max gets things a-goin’ with A Ghost Story (4:15), a movie that stars Casey Affleck as one of the kids from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and Rooney Mara as the woman who loves him. It’s the kind of movie Kris wishes he’d seen, but hasn’t yet. There’s a brief tangent into what makes a horror movie a horror movie (A Ghost Story is not, FYI) at 12:30, and then Riedel’s Recaps with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (17:00), one of Clint Eastwood’s least Clint Eastwood-like pictures. Max takes over at 27:15 for War for the Planet of the Apes. Kris tackles The Loveless (41:30), Kathryn Bigelow’s first film as director, and I spoilerpiece The Bubble (47:50), a film in which an Israeli man and Palestinian man fall in love and lots of people are unhappy about it. The big ‘un this week is Okja. Everyone has seen it. AND THERE ARE SUPER DIVERSE OPINIONS! This week’s episode was brought to you by factory farming, btw.
“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.
- Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 155: BABY DRIVER
- Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 158: DUNKIRK