In Episode 96 below, we review X-Men: Apocalypse, High-Rise, Louder than Bombs, and A Bigger Splash. Dave has some stern words for Mother Nature on this week’s show, which features returning guest Bob Chipman. Bob leads off with X-Men: Apocalypse or as Dave calls it, “X-Men: Apocalypto.” In the process, he discusses how Bryan Singer can’t direct an action scene to save his life and how everything good from the last X-Men movie happens twice in this one so it’s no longer surprising. Next, Bob and I discuss Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, a dystopian concept film where “everything goes to shit” in completely unsubtle ways. Following their review, Dave delivers his commentary on Louder than Bombs, a very male movie about the death of a woman that he describes as a Norman Rockwell piece, if Rockwell dropped acid and got mugged. Finally, I cover A Bigger Splash, which is more than just a film about yuppies who hang around a pool. I spoilerpiece Bob and Dave into wanting to see the movie by revealing its sharp humor, its complicated drama, and its unanswered mysteries.
“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 95: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
- Spoilerpiece Theatre Episode 97: NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING