Andy Nelson

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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Year of the Dragon

February 18, 2021

Do the character relationship problems in this film weigh down the strengths of the crime plot? How well do Mickey Rourke, John Lone, and the rest of the cast do? And just how well does the final shootout work? Tune in to this week’s episode to get answers to these questions and more.

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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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Breaking News in Yuba County Member Bonus Episode

February 15, 2021

Critics are tearing Tate Taylor’s new movie _Breaking News in Yuba County_ to pieces, but is it really that bad? And if it _is_ that bad, is there anything redeeming about it? Is this a cult film in the making or just another film to quickly forget? The Film Board convenes to talk about this new film in a member bonus episode!

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Scarface

February 11, 2021

Why has this film endured the test of time? Is Pacino’s depiction of a Cuban over-the-top, offensive, or does it work? In the realm of remakes, how well does this work in retelling Howard Hawks’ original version? And is the film too violent? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Conan the Barbarian

February 4, 2021

How well doe Schwarzenegger work in the film that kickstarted his career? Why didn’t this series take off the way the filmmakers wanted it to? How does this film about cults and false truths still feel relevant today in the world of QAnon? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Palmer

January 31, 2021

Does ‘Palmer’ manage to be more than a really good Lifetime movie or is it just that? How great are Justin Timberlake and the third grader Ryder Allen in this film? And does director Fisher Stevens create a universal story that can help people understand gender nonconformity? Tune in!

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The Hand

January 28, 2021

How realistic is any story about a severed hand that attacks people, and are we able to get past that premise to enjoy this movie? Is Michael Caine’s descent into madness effective or too much? Were the effects believable? And what is this film saying about psychology and science in the 80s? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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The White Tiger

January 26, 2021

Does the narrative structure of this film keep us from enjoying the overall story? How well do the themes about the haves and have nots fit in today’s world? And how great is Adarsh Gourav as the protagonist of the film? The Film Board convenes to take on the Tiger. Tune in!

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Tenet • Member Bonus Episode

January 25, 2021

Is this film the peak of Nolan delivering all plot and technique but light on characters? If so, why is it still so engaging to watch? And the big question – can you walk someone else through it after watching it? Tune in to this special member bonus episode to get answers to these questions and more!

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