Archive for February, 2023

2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Part 3 of 3)

Posted in Drama, Shorts with tags on February 28, 2023 by Mark Hobin

The 2023 Academy Award-nominated short films have been playing in theaters since February 17. ShortsTV has made the nominees in all three categories (animated, live-action, documentary) available to audiences every year since 2006. Visit the website here to learn more about the participating cinemas and how to purchase tickets. See them before the upcoming Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 12.


The entries in this category briefed me about nature and human nature. Tales of misery often dominate this award. This year is more positive. Even the negative efforts have a silver lining. The best documentary shorts give us everything we need to know in 40 minutes or less and do it impartially. These accomplish that goal with varying results. I instinctively resist heavy-handed narratives, but a documentary should have a point of view. Thankfully there isn’t a clinker in the group as they are all interesting.

I’ve ranked these shorts in order for their ability to captivate.

INDIA / 41 MINS / 2022
Director: Kartiki Gonsalves

Bomman and Bellie are members of the Kattunayakar Tribe, a forest community that resides in the Mudumalai Forest Reserve in Tamil Nadu, India. They are elephant caregivers who rehabilitate injured, abandoned, and orphaned baby elephants. Their lives intersect when carrying out the duties of their life’s passion. They successfully raise two baby elephants, Raghu and Ammu, and become husband and wife in the process. It’s that last part that clinched it for me. The tender presentation of these majestic animals was enough, but adding the human drama of love to this portrait just puts it over the top. Yes, it’s manipulative but so what? The most feel-good entry of the program. My pick for what WILL WIN and SHOULD WIN.

UK / 25 MINS / 2022
Directors: Evgenia Arbugaeva, Maxim Arbugaev

The setting is on the Kara Sea coastline on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia. A lonely scientist waits patiently in a ramshackle hut on a remote beach. He’s there to witness a historical gathering of walruses that temporarily leave the water between foraging periods. Stunning cinematography highlights a breathtaking reveal. But don’t get too enamored by all the beautiful wildlife on display. There is a nefarious explanation for what we are witnessing. Not surprisingly, this phenomenon is blamed on climate change. Shrinking ice is the reason. Yet another reminder that human beings are the most dangerous threat to our ecosystem. I assume the conservationist-minded people who made this documentary are not being reprimanded.

USA / 30 MINS / 2022
Directors: Joshua Seftel

Islamophobia is the theme. Richard “Mac” McKinney is US Marine consumed with rage. After 25 years of military service that comprised multiple tours in Somalia and the Middle East, he has returned home to Muncie, Indiana. However, his hatred for Muslims persists. So much so that he plans to construct an improvised explosive device (IED) and set it off at the Islamic Center in town. His wife Dana and stepdaughter Emily are unaware of his intentions. The story takes an unexpected turn when he meets Afghan refugees Bibi Bahrami and her husband Dr. Saber Bahrami, as well as their fellow believers, which includes Muncie native Jomo Williams. What could have been a very dark story ultimately incorporates kindness and rehabilitation. That people can undergo a true conversion for the better is a powerful testament. However, the unsettling idea that if the Muslims hadn’t approached Mac in just the right way, they would be dead still lingers well after the happy ending.

USA / 39 MINS / 2022
Directors: Anne Alvergue, Debra McClutchy

Martha Mitchell was the wife of John N. Mitchell, United States Attorney General under President Richard Nixon. She became a whistleblower of sorts when her public comments and phone calls became a thorn in the side of the Nixon administration. She complains of allegedly being held captive in a California hotel. The portrait elevates the outspoken woman as a hero whose sanity was publicly and unfairly questioned at the time. This heavily relies upon having prior knowledge of the politics of this era. For example, what made Watergate such a scandal is never satisfactorily explained to the uninformed. It’s been over half a century. The opinion that Watergate was a bad thing is neither unique nor revelatory. Rather superficial at 39 minutes but a breezy watch of how Watergate affected this one wealthy socialite.

USA / 29 MINS / 2022
Director: Jay Rosenblatt

Director Jay Rosenblatt interviews his daughter every year on her birthday until age 18. Watching someone age before our eyes is inherently compelling. The edited compilation is acceptable, but I suspect the presentation would be mildly fascinating with almost any child. To truly transcend requires a director to ask cogent questions. It’s not happening here, folks. “What are dreams?” and “What is power?” are emblematic of the queries. The answers predictably change over time but not in any meaningful way. Social media is filled with viral videos of parents who feature their kids. Much of what I see is more riveting than this. Either more parents should submit their work for Oscar consideration, or Jay Rosenblatt is lucky. The filmmaker was recognized in this category last year for When We Were Bullies. That didn’t win, and I doubt this will either. Kudos for getting nominated again, though. Perhaps his next movie should be entitled How do you get an Oscar nomination?


Cocaine Bear

Posted in Comedy, Horror, Thriller with tags on February 25, 2023 by Mark Hobin

Rating: 3 out of 5.

In 1985 a 175-pound (79-kilogram) American black bear overdosed on cocaine. It all began when a drug lord named Andrew C. Thornton II was trafficking narcotics from Colombia into the United States. He dropped a load of 40 plastic containers of cocaine over Georgia’s Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The cargo was too heavy for his light twin-engine plane. Thornton also evacuated and died soon after when his parachute failed to open. On December 23, authorities in Georgia discovered the body of a black bear that had eaten the stimulant. The total amount consumed was 75 pounds (34 kilograms), valued at 2 million dollars. Those are the facts, and this is his story.

Ok, so the film has taken some liberties. The animal did not kill anyone and died immediately after ingesting the drug. However, that would not make an exciting movie. This is a silly comedy mixed with severe gore. The screenwriters have fabricated a tale out of whole cloth. The bear goes on a rampage and ends up killing many people in gruesome ways. That’s it. The chronicle is half-baked.

Cocaine Bear is the chronicle of a beast that goes on a coke-fueled frenzy. She — yes, the mammal is female — has a craving for more of that addictive white powder. The bear will mercilessly kill any human in her sights. The narrative is inherently a comedy first, so you are invited to laugh, with horror being a close second. In that capacity, it unapologetically offers vivid grindhouse violence — a severed leg here, a decapitated head there. One poor soul is subject to a literal stomach churning where his intestines are ripped out of his abdomen. The simple idea is mined continuously to the point of exhaustion. I longed for a twist, plot development, or anything that might break up the monotony. The picture is a mere 95 minutes and still feels too long.

What “bear-ly” saves this B movie is a colorful cast. The starry ensemble includes Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) as a drug kingpin named Syd in one of his last performances. His underlings are his grief-stricken son, played by Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), and O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton) as Syd’s second-in-command. Keri Russell (TV’s Felicity) is a nurse and the mom of a young girl portrayed by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project). Christian Convery (TV’s Sweet Tooth) is memorable as her little friend. Margo Martindale (August: Osage County) is a park ranger who applies perfume to incur the affection of a wildlife inspector, played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson (TV’s Modern Family). Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Da 5 Bloods) is the policeman assigned to the case. Other actors depict teen ruffians, hikers, law enforcement, and ambulance workers. They all contribute.

Cocaine Bear is this generation’s Snakes on a Plane. It’s a passable time-filler — amusing in the moment and forgettable the next day. If the title is enough to make you chuckle, then see it. If not, steer clear. The saga will be “un-bear-able.”


2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Part 2 of 3)

Posted in Drama, Shorts with tags on February 22, 2023 by Mark Hobin

The 2023 Academy Award-nominated short films have been playing in theaters since February 17. ShortsTV has made the nominees in all three categories (animated, live-action, documentary) available to audiences every year since 2006. Visit the website here to learn more about the participating cinemas and how to purchase tickets. See them before the upcoming Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 12.


This year the live-action short nominees will give viewers a tour of the world. An international selection that doesn’t include the U.S. If one thing unites all of these entries, it’s that human relationships are fraught with tension. The finest of these stories ends on an uplifting note. There may be hope for us after all. The less satisfying ones conclude that people are inherently evil.

I’ve ranked these shorts in order from best to least favorite. There was a wide variation in my enjoyment of the films in this category.

IRELAND / 23 MINS /2022
Directors: Tom Berkeley, Ross White

The double-meaning title is slang for when you duck out of a party without bidding farewell to anyone. Two brothers come together to mourn their recently deceased mother. Elder brother Turlough (Seamus O’Hara) attempts to get affairs in order. He also hopes to find a relative who can look after his younger brother Lorcan (James Martin), who has Down Syndrome. Their parish priest (Paddy Jenkins) informs the duo that their mom had a bucket list. Lorcan convinces his reluctant brother to finish every item to honor her passing.

A warm-hearted Irish saga is a real audience pleaser full of cultural humor. It’s hard not to compare this darkly comedic tale about male bonds in rural Ireland with a certain pessimistic Best Picture contender. The vast difference between the philosophical worldviews of these two pictures couldn’t be more disparate. This wholesome, poignant yarn is the anti-Banshees of Inisherin. My pick for what SHOULD WIN

ITALY, USA/ 37 MINS / 2022
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

“Let them eat cake.” A group of young girls at a Catholic boarding school in Italy yearn for a playful childhood. This is Mussolini-era Fascist Italy, and resources are scarce. “The pupils” are bound by strict moral teaching. One of the girls named Serafina (Melissa Falasconi) appears to be the odd one out. While the sisters seem somewhat lenient, Mother Superior (Alba Rohrwacher) is anything but. A radio in the background broadcasts news of WWII but also music. The girls must wash their mouths with soap after singing the lyrics of “Ba Ba Baciami Piccina,” which means “Kiss me, baby.”

The longest short of the program is set in motion about halfway through when a wealthy woman visits the orphanage. She seeks the orphan girls’ prayers for her philandering husband. To strengthen their resolve, she bakes them a decadent cake she claims has 70 eggs. The dessert becomes the focus of an important decision. This account features a cast of adorable children and celebrates their innocence and anarchic spirit. Although it is advent season which is the period leading up to Christmas, this is not typical holiday fare. The tone is tongue-in-cheek. Produced by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Disney+. My pick for what WILL WIN.

NORWAY / 15 MINS / 2020
Director: Eirik Tveiten

On a cold winter night in December, Ebba (Sigrid Kandal Husjord) waits for the tram. While the conductor is on break, she enters the empty train to keep warm. In an attempt to close the door, Ebba pushes random buttons and inadvertently starts the tram. Then a group of various people boards the train. The narrative stars a little person and what develops when a transgender woman is harassed on the bus. Ebba struggles with what to do. The most concise contender begins on a whimsical note of light comedy and morphs awkwardly into a serious drama. That combination has made this the most polarizing of the shorts. It ultimately course corrects into a supportive tale.

Director: Cyrus Neshvad

First comes marriage, then comes love? An Iranian teenager (Nawelle Ewad) has arrived at Luxembourg Airport. Her suitcase is sitting at the carousel. Yet she fears the man (Sarkaw Gorany) waiting beyond the gate. The dialogue is minimal and offers little situational particulars. The lack of details feeds into our apprehension, just the presentation of two strangers and mounting anxiety. She makes the life-changing decision to remove her head covering and leave.

Without question a controversial practice that is a cultural and religious institution for some. This predictably takes the traditional belief that arranged marriages are bad and something to escape. Although in this case, the couple hasn’t met, and we know little about them. This portrait takes the stereotypical point of view and ticks all the boxes for a Western (read U.S.) audience. This complex subject deserves more than a cursory 17-minute condemnation.

DENMARK / 16 MINS / 2022
Director: Anders Walter

In Greenland, a young girl named Pipaluk (Mila Heilmann Kreutzmann) is distraught by the disappearance of her sister Ivalu (Nivi Larsen). Father seems to be less concerned. What is going on? Tragic story highlights gorgeous cinematography of outdoor scenery, and that’s about all to recommend. Stories about suffering children (sexual abuse, suicide, etc.) are so commonplace in this category that the drama requires significant art or innovation to surpass the inherent cliché. The “big reveal” is predictable, given it’s artlessly telegraphed at the beginning. Based on a graphic novel by Illustrator Lars Horneman and author Morten Dürr.


Fast Film Reviews on talkSPORT radio

Posted in Podcast with tags on February 19, 2023 by Mark Hobin

I’m talking movies on the radio for UK-based talkSPORT. On the show that aired on Sunday, January 29, I spoke about two Oscar nominees: THE FABELMANS got 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. AFTERSUN is nominated for Best Actor. My appearance begins 6 minutes into the 2:30-3:00 segment (about 24 minutes from the end). Enjoy!

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Fast Film Reviews on talkSPORT radio

Posted in Podcast with tags on February 19, 2023 by Mark Hobin

I’m talking movies on the radio for UK-based talkSPORT. On my Sunday, Jan 22 appearance I spoke about the German war drama ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Netflix) and the South Korean romantic mystery DECISION TO LEAVE (streaming on MUBI). My segment begins 14 minutes into the 2:30-3:00 segment (about 16 minutes from the end). Enjoy!

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Posted in Action, Adventure, Comedy, Superhero with tags on February 18, 2023 by Mark Hobin

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I feel like a newbie whenever I watch the latest superhero release. As a critic, I’ve seen every chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Yet I can never remember who did what to whom because I see so many movies, and comic book adaptations are a tiny part of that. My perspective is good news if you are a casual moviegoer and simply want an entertaining picture. Bad news if you’re a comic book aesthete who demands that a sequel correctly address the happenings and characters of the previous installment.

Phase 5 of the MCU kicks off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. For those keeping track, it’s the 31st film of the franchise and the 3rd one to feature Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as the central hero. Paul Rudd brings the carefree charm we’ve come to expect. He’s such a likable guy. I realize that every mention of Baskin Robbins is a shameless product placement, but Rudd sells it as comedy. I was amused. However, despite the title, neither Ant-Man nor the Wasp (Evangeline Lily) conveys the impression of being the star. There are a plethora of individuals that populate this sci-fi conflict in space. The story is a random assortment of events that feature a large cast. It’s overflowing with personalities.

Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) is the real star of the tale because every major development involves her in some way. As the original Wasp, she was lost in the Quantum Realm for 30 years. Janet foolishly downplays her bad experiences there to family and friends. Even her husband Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) is unaware of specifics. Meanwhile, Scott Lang’s daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton) believes the universe in the Multiverse holds secrets to helping the world. Unfortunately, her experimental communication device indirectly gets everyone sucked through a portal. Now Cassie, her father Scott/Ant-Man, his girlfriend Hope/Wasp, and Hope’s parents Janet & Hank are all trapped in the Quantum Realm. They must find a way to escape. Let the fun begin!

Quantumania is a movie at odds with itself. Director Peyton Reed and screenwriter Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Rick and Morty) fluctuate between two extremes: giving the audience serious stakes vs. buoyant fun. At its core, Quantumania is a silly space opera. When it leans heavily into camp characters, it’s a kicky blast. The dimension is a veritable Mos Eisley Cantina expanded to an entire planet. There’s William Jackson Harper as a reluctant mind-reader, martial artist Katy O’Brian as a fierce freedom fighter, and David Dastmalchian who voices a pink CGI slime creature named Veb. Oh, and I have yet to reveal the bad guys.

We are presented with three, count ’em, THREE separate villains. We discover that Janet van Dyne previously met a mysterious fellow named Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in the Quantum Realm. He ultimately turns out to be the chief antagonist. Thespians Michelle Pfeiffer and Jonathan Majors are acting in a different — more somber — film than everyone else. They’re solemn, slightly dour, and full of self-importance. Before we meet Kang, however, we are introduced to a couple of secondary scoundrels that behave like his goofy minions. Bill Murray is a hoot as Lord Krylar, a wealthy and pompous governor that claims to have had a romantic tryst with Janet. There’s also MODOK (Corey Stoll), which stands for “Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing.” The salvaged identity of Darren Cross/Yellowjacket possesses tiny arms and legs that sprout out of a huge misshapen head. His appearance is a visual gag every time he appears. Those two rogues are hilarious and add to the absurdity.

Quantumania is a fun, lighthearted popcorn flick. I’ll concede the narrative doesn’t feel as weighty, especially arriving on the heels of Wakanda Forever. But not every movie has to be a political statement. The saga includes everything you’ve come to expect from a Marvel release. It’s hard to tell where art direction, production design, and special effects begin and end, but kudos to them all. I liked the weird alien world. It looks like a 1970s album cover illustrated by Roger Dean. There are also epic action sequences, lively dialogue, and good triumphing over evil. If each MCU phase can be considered a 6-course dinner, this is the appetizer, not an entrée. Quantumania is tuna tartare in sesame ginger sauce served before the main course of pan-seared scallops with capers and brown butter. It may not be the central dish, but it is a satisfying starter.


2023 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Part 1 of 3)

Posted in Drama, Shorts on February 16, 2023 by Mark Hobin

Starting February 17, the 2023 Academy Award-nominated short films will arrive in theaters. ShortsTV has made all three categories (animated, live-action, documentary) available to audiences since 2006. Visit the website here to learn more about the participating theaters and how to purchase tickets. See them before the upcoming Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 12.


This year’s selections are an eclectic bunch. Once upon a time, Disney ruled this category, then Pixar. They’re both absent this year. Apple TV+’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is the only release from a major studio. Most prognosticators predict its high profile (and positive spirit) could push it toward a win. However, it’s neither my fav nor the one I think will ultimately take the prize.

I’ve ranked these shorts in order from best to least favorite. With that said, this is a strong group of nominees.

Director: João Gonzalez

A father and son produce ice they sell to the village far below their home. This undertaking is easier said than done. They live high above in a house built on a steep cliff. They jump in tandem using a parachute. In this touching portrait of a family, filmmaker João Gonzalez utilizes expressionless faces, no dialogue, and a haunting piano score to convey their close bond. His use of unique camera angles and perspective exploited my fear of heights in a way that few live-action pictures have. It is also the first Portuguese film ever nominated for an Oscar. Hold onto your hat! A real charmer. My pick for what SHOULD WIN in this category.

AUSTRALIA / 11 MINS / 2022
Director: Lachlan Pendragon

The title is the plot. A telemarketer learns that the universe isn’t real from a talking ostrich. He’s now inspired to convince his colleagues of the same thing. An existential crisis that is both amusing and appealing. The meta-ness of this account is a clever conceit. We see actual human hands that highlight the mechanics of stop-motion animation. I’m reminded of the classic 1953 Chuck Jones short Duck Amuck, an early example that acknowledged the creatives behind the scenes. Director Lachlan Pendragon produced this while a student at Griffith Film School in Brisbane, Australia.

UK / 35 MINS / 2022
Directors: Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy

British author Charlie Mackesy adapts his 2019 illustrated book of the same name with animator Peter Baynton (Over the Hill) for this short. A curious boy (Jude Coward Nicoll) is searching for home and makes an unlikely friendship with a greedy mole (Tom Hollander), an insecure fox (Idris Elba), and a wise horse (Gabriel Byrne). Not a story per see but a random collection of platitudes spoken by animals. “What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” the boy asks. “Help,” the horse replies. “Asking for help isn’t giving up. It’s refusing to give up.” Heartwarming sure, but every successive adage feels like a game of oneupmanship attempting to be that a-ha moment. If you’ve longed for uplifting affirmations delivered by animals in a cartoon, then your prayers have been answered.

USA / 25 MINS / 2022
Director: Sara Gunnarsdóttir

Director Sara Gunnarsdóttir (animated sequences in The Diary of a Teenage Girl & The Case Against Adnan Syed) and writer Pamela Ribon (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana) offer reflections of a 15-year-old girl set in the 1990s. A series of five chapters interspersed with actual footage of the writer. The scattered vignettes emphasize the slim pickings in the dating pool for the protagonist. This rotoscoped animation style recalls a much cruder version of Richard Linklater’s animated efforts. Her personal experiences are entertaining, sure, but I’m sorry. That ribald title is too tempting. I predict Academy members will vote so they can hear the presenter say those words on Oscar night. My pick for what WILL WIN in this category.

CANADA / 7 MINS / 2022
Directors: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby

Inspired by actual events. In 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour, causing a major explosion. A sailor was blown skyward and flew a distance of two kilometers. (That’s 1.24 miles for us Americans). He landed uphill, sans clothes, and unharmed. Over a century later, that incident is the basis for this tale. A naked dude is depicted flying through the sky while his life flashes before him. Every year at least one animated submission offers full-frontal nudity. This is that entry, and it includes a 360-degree view of a tumbling torso.



Posted in Drama, Foreign with tags on February 13, 2023 by Mark Hobin

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Belgium’s submission for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards garnered enough votes to be one of the five nominees. This is only the 8th time the country has made it into the category. The last instance was when The Broken Circle Breakdown had a spot at the 2014 awards. Belgium has yet to win, but I’d be delighted if that changed this year. The nine-time Oscar nominee All Quiet on the Western Front from Germany is the most significant competition and the odds-on favorite. However, this award has produced surprises before, so you never know.

Close is the story of a friendship between two boys in their early teens. The narrative boasts a refreshingly simple plot but offers a profoundly deep concept. Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Rémi (Gustav De Waele) are boon companions on the precipice of adulthood. They’re still figuring out who they are and what they will be. The 13-year-old boys live in a rural area in Belgium and have grown up together. They share a relaxed familiarity characterized by casual affection, not unlike brothers. The naive innocence in their demeanor immediately moved me.

Young actors Eden Dambrine and Gustav De Waele are incredible. The duo has a carefree ease with one another, not as actors but as real children. Their actions are natural, free from the auspices of making a movie. The pair run through the fields, ride bikes, laugh and play. Léo’s parents run a flower farm, so they’re outdoors often. Their life is a veritable Garden of Eden. Many scenes favor the language of visuals over mere words. Frank van den Eeden’s cinematography highlights this. After this idyllic summer, the boys start high school. It’s clear to everyone they are extremely chummy. Inseparable is more like it. A trio of girls notices this and are curious. One of them dares to ask, “Are you two together?” “We’re close because we’re best friends,” Léo says defensively. “Are you sure?” she presses. The question is the beginning of an estrangement.

Close sneaks up on you. Deeper themes percolate beneath the surface. Director Lukas Dhont has attested in interviews that this is a profoundly personal work. He incorporates ideas of intimacy, masculinity, adaptability, and fear with such subtlety. Suspicions are neither confirmed nor denied. Nothing beyond a chaste camaraderie is ever depicted. It simply details how an assumption can change behavior. A portrait of anxiety, marked by depression, matures into a tremendously sad chronicle. The account rarely feels manipulative, save for one critical event. Afterward, the handling of the subject is less graceful. I would have preferred this material be explored without the tragedy. Nevertheless, it is a powerful depiction of how people conform to fit in. Many things are left unspoken, but one thing remains true. Close is a poignant tale about friendship and its disintegration. The subtleties of the saga take hold and gradually overwhelm the emotions.


Fast Film Reviews on talkSPORT radio

Posted in Podcast with tags on February 9, 2023 by Mark Hobin

I’m talking about movies for UK-based talkSPORT radio on Sunday, January 15. Two new releases in UK theaters; the goofy horror movie M3GAN and also TÁR starring Cate Blanchett (On Demand rental in the U.S.). My segment begins 11 minutes into the 2:30-3:00 segment (about 19 minutes from the end). Enjoy!

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Fast Film Reviews on talkSPORT radio

Posted in Podcast with tags on February 9, 2023 by Mark Hobin

This was my Sunday, January 8th appearance on the radio for UK-based talkSPORT. I discussed two movies being released in UK theaters; the biographical drama TILL (On Demand rental in the U.S.) & the romantic drama EMPIRE OF LIGHT (still in U.S. theaters). Skip 28 minutes to the very end of the 2:00-2:30 hour (2 minutes from the end). Then continue on at the beginning of the 2:30-3:00 segment. Enjoy!

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