the queen's gambit

Cinemaholics Podcast #193 – The Dark and the Wicked, The Queen’s Gambit, Let Him Go, Kindred, Come Play, Time

Election week is over, but that doesn’t mean we took a break from catching up on new movies. Our reviews this week include The Dark and the Wicked, a new horror film from Bryan Bertino that is now streaming on demand. We also discuss the new Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Marielle Heller. Plus, we cover Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, Kindred starring Tamara Lawrance and Fiona Shaw, Come Play starring Gillian Jacobs and Azhy Robertson, and finally Time, Garrett Bradley’s new Amazon Studios documentary that premiered at Sundance 2020.

Intro music: “dolores heights” by Mr. Hong

Show Notes:

  • 00:00:00 – Will’s Gambit
  • 00:06:15 – Intro & Off-Topics
  • 00:08:45 – Our entertainment choices during Election Week
  • 00:18:35 – Listener feedback: Remembering the films of Sean Connery
  • 00:21:35 – Who should direct the inevitable Trump movie?
  • 00:28:50 – The Dark and the Wicked
  • 00:44:30 – The Queen’s Gambit
  • 00:53:55 – Let Him Go
  • 01:00:25 – Kindred
  • 01:07:20 – Come Play
  • 01:17:25 – Time

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  1. I wish more Netflix series would be like Queen’s Gambit. I could easily tell from the beginning joke thing that you used music from the show. It’s pretty iconic.

  2. Really REALLY glad to see a podcast actually reviewing The Dark and the Wicked. I watched it blind on demand we all loved it. Really spooky shit I’m here for.

  3. came here just to find out what the opening song after the bit is. so good! i’d love a cinemaholics playlist of the music from the show.

  4. The Blue Blocker wasn’t the real antagonist. No. It was Will’s insistence on a normal childhood. A belief that his repeated trips to the orphanage would make him something he’s not. A believer in a new kind of family. One that doesn’t lie about the bread that feeds. He didn’t just connect those four pieces. He connected the dots. Of what’s possible.

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