Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 158: DUNKIRK

“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 158 below, we review Altered States, Girls Trip, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Dunkirk. Dave is on vacation, so Charlie Nash joins Kris and I to discuss Ed Sheeran’s distracting Game of Thrones cameo before they dig into this week’s movies. Before they get into any new ones, Kris shares his most recent experience with Altered States (4:25), and his invigorating trip to a sensory deprivation chamber that inspired his viewing. Then Charlie and I cover Girls Trip (14:23), a comedy that’s way funnier and raunchier than we expected, with many scene-stealing moments by Tiffany Haddish. After that, Kris and Charlie attempt to review Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (28:26), a colorful Luc Besson sci-fi film that’s bloated, convoluted, and predictable despite its endearing silliness. Finally, all of us tackle Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (48:55), a World War II film that blew us away with its massive scale, pulse-pounding score, and breakneck pacing.

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 .