Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode: 166: Rebel in the Rye

“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 166 below, we talk about Bright Lights, Big City, The Hunt for Red October, Memino, Rebel in the Rye, The Women’s Balcony, and American Assassin. We have a bumper crop of movies on this week’s show (have we used that description before?)! First, it’s a bout of “Riedel’s Recaps,” with James Bridges’ Bright Lights, Big City (3:57) and John McTiernan’s The Hunt for Red October (10:03). Then we’re KEEPING UP WITH THE JENSON’s and his take on Memino (14:32) (not to be confused with Memento or former Boston mayor Tom Menino). I take one for the team and watch Rebel in the Rye, which is NOT about Rebel Wilson, but J.D. Salinger (27:00). Then I cover The Women’s Balcony (36:02), an Israeli film that I missed at the Boston Jewish Film Festival but am making up for it now. Lastly, it’s American Assassin (42:33), which Kris and Dave saw together against their better judgment (I took a pass – yay me).

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 .