Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 160: DETROIT

“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 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.

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 .