Ep 85 // ‘Shoplifters’ / ‘Widows’ / ‘The Favourite’

Premiere DateNov 23, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:31 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘Shoplifters’
03:24 Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Shoplifters’
03:44 Movie Chat: Charles Hinshaw + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
16:41 1st Person: Carlo // On His First Relationship
20:10 Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Widows’
21:48 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
39:53 "Prize Spider" (BTR Live Studio, 2018) The World's Greatest Detective
44:50 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Favourite’
46:41 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
61:59 Outro / Credits
62:47 Finish.

We’re entering the peak season for high profile prestige movies that may end up on critics year end lists or nominated for various awards. So, this week, J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss three such movies out in theatres now:

  • ‘Shoplifters’ – directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
  • ‘Widows’ – directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson.
  • ‘The Favourite’ – directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Nicholas Hoult.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn band The World’s Greatest Detective, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Host J. McVay
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…