Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Hey there, fellow humans!

Our old friend, Professor Bo Bonner, joins me to discuss the visually stunning and morally interesting sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

Directed by the great Denis Villeneuve, the current title-holder for “Most Pro-Life Movie Director,” the film is long, sprawling, bleak, hopeful, and riveting.  Despite the film being a relative dud at the box office, it should be on the short list of best films of the year.  Also: perhaps the film contains an example of the non-gratuitous use of nudity in film?  Listen for the verdict!


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar, Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA. Photo by By ManoSolo13241324 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons.

Best of 2016: La La Land

The dreaded musical.

The bane of man’s existence.  The fly in the ointment of the cinematic universe.  I HATE MUSICALS.  Without exception.

Until, of course, La La Land.  Damien Chazelle’s 2016 neo-musical (is that a thing?) starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling has garnered a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and become a hip thing to hate almost simultaneously. Is it over-, under-, or properly-rated?

To help me evaluate the film, given my dearth of musical knowledge, I am joined by the Catholic Movie Gal.  We discuss why this movie, despite its being a musical, is one of my favorite films of 2016.


As always, intro and outro music is Wastecnology by Jahzzar Betterwithmusic, CC BY-SA.  Photo by Jelson26 (Own work) [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons.