The last week of the year always comes with a deluge of motion pictures, big and small, Oscar-worthy and just weird. So on this week’s episode of The B-Movies Podcast we’re reviewing (almost) all of them! It’s time to take one last look at movies that might just end up on our best of the year lists, and to help you decide which films to see over the holiday weekend.
Is Silence one of Martin Scorsese’s best movies, or is it too forgiving of its colonialist heroes? Is Passengers really as bad as the critics are saying? Is it wise to underestimate the feel good charms of the talking animal flick Sing? Why is Paterson like a cup of tea? Why does only one of our critics think A Monster Calls is one of the best films of the year? Will high schools be showing Hidden Figures in their classrooms in the years to come? Is Julieta the best film to get you started on Pedro Almodovar? Why is Patriots Day a teensy bit problematic? And why is The Autopsy of Jane Doe of the creepiest films of 2016?
The answers await you on The B-Movies Podcast #304: The Rest (of 2016) is Silence! Follow The B-Movies Podcast on Twitter at @BMoviesPodcast and follow your hosts at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold. And of course, subscribe to The B-Movies Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single, solitary episode of movie news, reviews, commentary tracks, exclusive interviews and more!
William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most Craved, Rapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.