Lady Bird (2017)/Best Films of 2017

As the Academy Awards draw closer, Bo and I get together to give our final look-back on the films of 2017.

First, we go in-depth on Lady Bird, an Oscar contender and coming-of-age story set largely in a Catholic school; Bo and I had polar-opposite reactions to this one.

Then we turn to a review of 2017. And even without consulting beforehand, we both agree on a very surprising pick for the number one spot!

Finally, a big thank you is in order to the redoubtable actor Andrew Nowak of the popular podcast The Bright Sessions, who has graciously provided voice-overs for some new segment drops throughout the podcast (backed by the music of Jahzzar).



As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology, and backing music for all drops is Luxe, both by Jahzzar, Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo uploaded by Film Fan from studio poster via Wikipedia.

Logan (2017)

Happy Easter!

This week, the Master and I breakdown the cinematic swan song of the X-Men’s Wolverine (as played by Hugh Jackman, anyway), 2017’s Logan – one of the best superhero movies (and Westerns?) of memory.

Many Catholic reviewers have deemed the movie too violent, too vulgar, nihilistic, and even blasphemous. We disagree. But to find out why, you have to download, bub.


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by Grant Brummett [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.