The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, are joined again by Spencer Williams as they step over the threshold and into the realm of B-movies, diving deep into a double feature of The Room (2003) and The Disaster Artist (2017). The Room was directed, written, produced and starred by the mysterious Tommy Wiseau, as well as Greg Sestero, Juliette Danielle, and many others. The Disaster Artist, directed and starred by James Franco, is based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy's cult-classic disasterpiece, The Room, and what all transpired behind the scenes.
The Filmlosophers are short by one as Chad is away, but fear not! Eddie Villanueva brings in Star Wars enthusiast Michael Strange to discuss the recently released and domestically successful Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) n. The film brings back our favorite cast, including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Anthony Daniels, as well as our new favorites like Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and others. Episode VIII has created a rift in the galaxy, splitting their fans and causing many to ask the question: what is the direction of the remainder of the franchise?
This weekend’s releases include the Pitch Perfect 3, Father Figures, Downsizing, The Greatest Showman and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The Filmlosophers revisit the fateful days of World War II with this week’s review of Joe Wright’s film Darkest Hour (2017). Featuring Gary Oldman in an Oscar-buzzing lead role as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the film recounts a series of events in 1940 as the Nazis bring continental Europe to its knees and threaten total annihilation.
The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, submerge themselves in the compelling depths of Guillermo del Toro’s latest take on modern mythology, The Shape of Water (2017). Starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and master creature performer Doug Jones, the film features compelling meditations on the nature of identity, communication, empathy and the struggle for power in the face of the unknown.
In addition to The Shape of Water, this weekend’s releases include the Margot Robbie-fronted biopic I, Tonya (2017) and The Disaster Artist (2017) starring James Franco.