BFG Week In Review Podcast #003: Lit Controversy, Roy Andersson, ‘Shadow and Bone’ and ‘Them’

Our editor and writers break down the week in culture

On this week’s edition of the Book and Film Globe Week in Review podcast, recorded live on the Clubhouse app, editor-in-chief Neal Pollack talks to Sharyn Vane about the week’s literary controversies. Kenji Fujishima discusses the new film from Swedish auteur Roy Andersson. Neal and film critic Stephen Garrett break down the Oscars. Stephen talks about his review of ‘Stowaway.’ Paula Shaffer discusses the new Netflix YA adaptation Shadow and Bone. Shaffer writes, “The politically warmongering reality of Shadow & Bone never serves the story as more than a backdrop, which works in its favor, as attempts at heavy lifting would absolutely collapse this unusual universe. It fuels itself with feels, and achieves a certain level of magic, or, as the Grisha would call it, small science. And when it’s done this well, the audience will be there to watch it unfold for as long as Netflix will allow.” And Pablo Gallaga warns us all away from ‘Them,’ a new terror anthology series on Amazon Prime. Plus, everyone does ‘Da Butt.’

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