As Arkansas attempts a historic execution pace of 8 inmates in 10 days, Meredith joins the Nick, Andrew, and Reed to discuss her Panda Collection article about the 1987 documentary, Fourteen Days in May.
Reed tells us why his mom considers The Big Short missable and why he can’t stop thinking about it.
Reed looks at Michael Haneke’s Funny Games and our roles as spectators of violence.
CLOSE READING: Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot has been lauded for its transgressiveness for decades, but Reed warns against the film’s universal praise.
CLOSE READING: Military drones have left those aboard fearing blue skies. Reed writes about Eye in the Sky depicts these new warfare weapons.
Reed writes about a book by Gustavo Subero that argues for more diverse queer film criticism.
Reed examines the connections between working for a news station and the unsettling world of Nightcrawler
CLOSE READING: As Casey Affleck nears a possible Academy Award, Reed looks back to his directing debut for clues about the actor views fame.
Reed weaves personal experience with a reminiscence on a forgotten technology as he recalls childhood memories of watching The Muppet Show on VHS with his grandmother.
PANDA COLLECTION, 1.1: Reed discusses the first film to enter the Panda Collection, Roman Polanski’s Repulsion.