This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, for an extended conversation about the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, and Carrie Fisher.
Additionally, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel, with her thoughts on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections; we hear from a woman named Erin, who shares the story of how she surprised her boyfriend by visiting him while he lived abroad; and we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Indiana musician Peter Oren from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Kate Willett and Matt Ruby on Louis CK’s fall from grace. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Molly Knefel on the linger effects of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape; Sneak preview of Jane Weaver’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen
J. McVay shares his 10 favorite films of 2018. He also revisits a few documentaries from the Tribeca Film Festival that really deserve distribution and looks ahead to some films out in 2019 he and his colleagues caught at the festivals this year. | listen