In Episode 160 below, we review Detroit, Shining Through, Phoenix, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, and Thor. This week Dave admits why he’s way too excited about his car getting detailed, before Kris declares that his beard might be magical. Prior to the week’s main event, we serve up a heaping helping of recaps. I lead off with a segment of “Crewind,” where I offer my take on Phoenix (6:06), a film that Dave spoilerpieced many moons ago. After I talk about my reaction to the German film’s incredible ending, I tackle Shining Through (10:35), the Melanie Griffith picture where she’s a sharp half-Jewish woman who spies on the Germans with Michael Douglas during World War II. Then Dave takes over with “Riedel’s Recaps” of I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (20:43), a movie he liked more than me, who spoilerpieced it earlier this year, and Thor (24:41), which he was not impressed by. Finally, all three of us delve into Detroit (34:01), Kathryn Bigelow’s chronicle of the brutality and murder at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riot. In our commentary, we address criticisms leveled by other critics that the film is exploitative, while also sharing our personal reactions to it.
“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.
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