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Detroit, What Remains of Edith Finch, Catastrophe, Weekend Picks

This week we give a full review to Detroit. How well does the movie transport us and show us what it may have been like? What do we learn about the context of events?

Bob mini reviews What Remains of Edith Finch and Catastrophe season 2.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Get Shorty and Halt and Catch Fire. Bob picks Logan Lucky for next week’s movie, but also talks about The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Shot Caller, Patty Cake$, and Lemon.

Let’s rock!

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Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Weekend Picks

It’s Atomic Blonde day! We give it the ol’ Practically Culture full review. It all comes down to Charlize Theron: does she hold the movie together despite its weaknesses? Logan and Bob don’t fully agree. Have a listen! Choose a side!

Logan mini reviews Lady Macbeth. Bob mini reviews Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up Ray Donovan. Not so much as a recommendation, but for Practically Culture old times’ sake. Bob talks about The Dark¬†Tower, Detroit, Wind River, and Kidnap, but can’t quite decide. Keep it locked on Twitter for the final selection.

Let’s rock!

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Dunkirk, Friends From College, Baywatch, Weekend Picks

It’s war movie time! We review Dunkirk this week. Does it play differently as a war movie and as a movie movie? Does the PG13-level gore make it more accessible?

Logan mini reviews Friends From College. Bob mini reviews Baywatch.

In weekend picks, Logan brings up Room 104. Bob talks about The Emoji Movie and An Inconvenient Sequel, but makes the call for next week with Atomic Blonde.

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The Beguiled, Master of None, Silicon Valley, Table 19, Weekend Picks

We give a full review this week to The Beguiled. How does the restraint of Civil-War South manners drive the plot? And listen to us disagree on whether the mysterious objectification of the stranger makes this a recommendable movie.

Bob mini reviews Master of None season 2 and Table 19. Logan mini reviews Silicon Valley season 4.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Loaded, Ozark, Ballers, and Insecure. Bob picks Dunkirk for next week’s movie, but also mentions¬†Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Landline.

Let’s rock!

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The Big Sick, The Leftovers, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Weekend Picks

Nothing like an indie romantic comedy in July, amirite? Logan and Bob review The Big Sick. How does the real story it’s based on translate to a movie? Will anyone remember it at year-end time?

Logan mini reviews The Leftovers season 3. Bob mini reviews Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Suits and Game of Thrones. Bob mentions War For the Planet of the Apes, Wish Upon, and Lady MacBeth. Keep an eye out for the final pick.

Let’s rock!

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Baby Driver, Master of None, Review, Weekend Picks

Happy Fourth of July! We hit it with a full review of Baby Driver. Just how much fun can a movie be, anyway? Oh, and does Jon Hamm finally transcend the Jon Hamm effect?

Bob mini reviews Master of None season 1. Logan mini reviews Review season 3.

In weekend picks, Logan talks about Snowfall and Castlevania. Bob mentions Spider-Man: Homecoming, A Ghost Story, and City of Ghosts. Stay tuned to Twitter for the final pick.

Let’s rock!

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Beatriz at Dinner, Veep, The Great Wall, Weekend Picks

Beatriz at Dinner is a fun smaller-movie treat for us in the season of big budget blockbusters. What’s it like when the protagonist is also the villain in a way? What does it justify if you’re a good person?

Logan and Bob both take a hand in mini reviewing Veep season 6. Bob mini reviews The Great Wall.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions Broadchurch and Okja. Bob talks about Despicable Me 3 and The House, but picks Baby Driver.

Let’s rock!

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What’s there to like?

I’ve been hoping to get to Land of Mine for a while now. It was nominated for the best foreign film academy award this year. I remember seeing previews for it at some point. (Must have been when I was still in New York?) But I’ve liked most of the several Danish movies I’ve seen, even though I’ve never seen any of the work of director Martin Zvandliet. So, put all that together, and I was happy to be able to see this one. Continue Reading

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My Cousin Rachel, Land of Mine, Weekend Picks

Logan and Bob saw different movies this week. Bob reviews My Cousin Rachel. Rachel Weisz in a period piece? Sign him up. But what about that ending?

Logan reviews Land of Mine. Can German soldiers in World War II actually be made sympathetic? Should they be?

In weekend picks, Logan talks about GLOW and Preacher Bob mentions Transformers: The Last Knight, Beguiled, and The Big Sick. Watch Twitter for the final pick.

Let’s rock!

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Mass Effect: Andromeda, E3, Weekend Picks

Crowding out all other comers this week is a video game! Mass Effect: Andromeda gets our full review. Is it as bad as everyone seems to say? How does it compare to previous Mass Effect games and other expansive RPGs?

Bob talks about the Microsoft E3 announcements.

In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Great British Baking Show. Bob talks about Cars 3, Rough Night, and All Eyez On Me. Keep an eye on Twitter for our final pick!

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