On this week’s episode of A Movie & An Argument, With Alyssa Rosenberg & Asawin Suebsaeng, we discuss (scroll down for audio):
- Cloud Atlas, a visually dazzling epic directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. We discuss the film’s style, ambitiousness, the Wachowskis’ return to form, and the use of non-traditional casting.
- Two solid ABC sitcoms: Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23, currently in its second season, and Happy Endings, in its third. (To read Alyssa’s stellar interview with Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe, click here.)
Each week, I’ll be sitting down to chat with ThinkProgress critic Alyssa Rosenberg (who also does killer work at The Atlantic and Slate‘s “Double X“). We’ll talk, argue, and laugh about the latest movies, television shows, and pop-cultural nonsense—with some politics thrown in just for the hell of it.
Alyssa describes herself as being “equally devoted to the Star Wars expanded universe and Barbara Stanwyck, to Better Off Ted and Deadwood.” I (everyone calls me Swin) am a devoted lover of low-brow dark humor, Yuengling, and movies with high body counts. I hope you enjoyed this episode, and tune in during the weeks to come.
We’ll be featuring guests on the program, and also taking listeners’ questions, so feel free to Tweet them at me here, and we’ll see if we can get to them during a show.
Thank you for listening!
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