Our editor and writers crack open the culture
In this week’s edition of the BFG Podcast, editor Neal Pollack celebrates the return of the movies. Box-office receipts are 30 percent up from the summer of 2019, and it’s time to celebrate! Let’s never again let the powers that be lock us down and tell us we can’t go to the movies.
Meanwhile, there’s still TV. Paula Shaffer drops by the podcast hut to talk to Neal about the hilarious new season of the vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows, which is now airing. They concur that the show is so good that not even Kristen Schaal, the Ted McGinley of modern sitcoms, can ruin it.
Finally, Stephen Garrett appears to talk about The Gray Man, a Netflix movie that is sort of in theaters but mostly on TV. Critics hate this movie, but Stephen does not hate it, and thinks that Ryan Gosling brings a sort of wry fun to his secret-agent character, and that Chris Evans is agreeably wacky as the film’s heavy. Then Neal and Stephen both agree they like the “female energy” of Ana de Armas.
Enjoy the movies, and enjoy the show!