Christopher Cross and Dylan Schwan woke up in the middle of our own houses, with mics in front of us, forced to recount the events of Tate Taylor’s adaptation of The Girl on the Train. Starring Emily Blunt as a raging alcoholic, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans, Justin Theroux, and Edgar Ramirez, this thriller is being compared a lot to Gone Girl. Does it hold a flame to the Fincher film, or is it just a pulpy thriller? Tune in to find out.
Plus, Dylan saw the controversial The Birth of a Nation at the Vancouver International Film Festival, but it also comes out this week. Does it warrant all that Sundance buzz that it received? He also watched Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary, 13th which looks at the issues of race that have run rampant in America. Meanwhile Chris watched the first episode of Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, which airs on HBO. Most importantly, we’re two episodes into Westworld and it’s time for us both to discuss the new sci-fi show. Plenty of food for thought.
We also briefly discuss the sexual assault scandal that has been happening in the film journalism world and why it’s an important discussion to be having.
Next week, we’ll be taking a look at The Accountant, which continues our streak of seeing films that are probably not good.
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Film Fallout is a weekly podcast about film and television. Every week, Christopher Cross and Dylan Schwan discuss news happening in the industry, blu-ray releases coming out this week, what they’ve been watching, and then a review of one movie. You can listen to it on SoundCloud, iTunes, or on BagoGames. Also follow us on Instagram for some behind-the-scenes magic.