Ep 126 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘The Matrix’ / ‘Ready Or Not’

Premiere DateSep 6, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:11 START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘The Matrix’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw
05:24 Did you see this when it came out?
07:14 What was your take on it at the time
08:40 What is your take on it now? Does it hold up? Has it been influential?
14:09 What stands out to you now that didn’t then?
24:26 “Redpilling” and the unfortunate connection to Men’s Rights Activists
25:08 Article discussion: “How The Matrix universalized a trans experience — and helped me accept my own” / why so many people connect ot ‘The Matrix’
34:17 Have the people involved in the film been successful since then?
49:00 Do you think the movie will continue to stand the test of time?
54:34 Favorite scenes or elements / wrapping up /// END
58:22 1st Person: Marsha // On Times Spent In Afghanistan
65:47 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Ready or Not’
66:58 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
78:03 “Not For Nothing” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Dub Trio
85:04 Outro / Credits
85:51 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to continue an ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 1999 to discuss how they hold up 20 years later. Fifth in the series: ‘The Matrix,’ directed by the Wachowskis.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, ‘Ready Or Not,’ directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Andie MacDowell — out now from Fox Searchlight Pictures.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Dub Trio, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

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Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…