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In this week’s essential edition of the BFG Week in Review, film critic Stephen Garrett dials in from France, where he’s seen dozens of movies unmasked and generally seems in a good mood. Stephen, who has attended every Cannes since 1996, finds it grimly amusing that the audience applauds an address by the Ukrainian President, and then watches a zombie comedy from the director of ‘The Artist.’ Stephen is having a good time and loving the crowds and the movies. Catch his article about Cannes here.
Most of us, though, are just at home watching TV. Paula Shaffer is watching broadcast TV. She appears on the show to talk about recent network cancellations, including a total house-clearing at the CW, and also renewals. Apparently, broadcast networks still debut a fall slate. Coming soon: a show about what happens after Batman dies, a reboot of Quantum Leap, and two separate shows about middle-aged women having midlife crises while working at newspapers. Newspapers!
Finally, Matt Hanson returns to the podcast to discuss Season 3 of ‘Barry.’ Topics covered include Bill Hader’s odd face, the increasingly dark tone of a show that was once a comedy, and the greatness of the character Noho Hank.
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