2020s

Fatherhood

June 22, 2021

Does this movie say anything new about being a dad or does it just rehash old ideas? Kevin Hart and the rest of the cast are great, but can they get past the script? Why is there a seven year jump in the middle of this film? It’s a frustrating one but worth the conversation in the board room. Tune in!

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In the Heights

June 15, 2021

Is it Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original show or Jon M. Chu’s direction that makes this film come to life in such a magical way? Is it enough to get past a fairly basic story? How great is Anthony Ramos as our lead with the rest of the fantastic New York cast? And what was our favorite song? There are a lot. Tune in to The Film Board because we’ve got a lot to say about this one.

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The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

June 8, 2021

Does the decision to move out of haunted houses and instead focus on a possessed person help or hurt this film? Does Michael Chaves ably take over from James Wan? And just how much do we love Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren? Join us in the boardroom to get in on the conversation!

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A Quiet Place Part II • Member Bonus Episode

June 1, 2021

How great are Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou and John Krasinski in the film? Why does Krasinski seem to be playing it safe with his storytelling here? How amazing is that opening sequence? And those creatures? And the sound design? What do we think about the impending Part III? Tune in to this episode of The Film Board to join the conversation!

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Army of the Dead

May 25, 2021

We’re back on the Zack Snyder train with the first entry in what promises to be a big, nasty, zombie universe in the Netflix film “Army of the Dead.” Board the container with Pete Wright, Jordan Petersen, and Ocean Murff and let’s go to Vegas.

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The Woman in the Window • Member Bonus Episode

May 16, 2021

Can Joe Wright do the thriller genre? Why does this film not feel like it’s delivering on any front? Does Amy Adams at least carry the film well? Tune in to get the answers to these questions and more

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Wrath of Man

May 11, 2021

How effective is Guy Ritchie with this tonal shift from his previous crime films? How does the story work as a remake of the 2004 French film “Le Convoyeurs”? How much does the trailer spoil the surprises in the film? Joining the conversation today are our very own Jordan Petersen along with Hannah Buchdahl and Charlie Juhl from The Cinema Clash Podcast. Check it out!

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Raya and the Last Dragon

March 9, 2021

How well does Disney’s team of animators do at creating this amazing fantasy world? Does Awkwafina work as the dragon? And is it worth an extra $30 to get access to it right now? The Film Board convenes to discuss the film and weigh in on how well it works. Tune in!

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Nomadland

February 23, 2021

Is Nomadland Oscar bait or is it worth all the buzz? How does Frances McDormand work as a woman living on the road? And what do we think of Chloé Zhao directing the next MCU film? The Film Board convenes to talk about the movie and everyone involved. Tune in!

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Judas and the Black Messiah

February 16, 2021

Is Shaka King’s political biopic the political biopic we need right now? How brilliant are Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya in the lead roles? And does the film hold up as more than just a history lesson? The Film Board convenes to talk through the film and give you their verdict!

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