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Podcast: Aftersun / The Menu – Episode 509

Podcast: Aftersun / The Menu – Episode 509

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss Charlotte Wells’ blistering directorial debut Aftersun and Ryan McQuade joins for a review of The Menu! Plus, a few brief thoughts on Causeway and Fire of Love.

A huge thanks to Ryan for filling in for The Menu. As you’ll hear on the episode, JD had knee surgery this last week and he wasn’t able to make it to a theater to see the film. So we’re very grateful for his flexibility. As for Aftersun, it’s one of our most passionate conversations of the fall season given our love for the film.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

– Review: Aftersun (5:31)
Director: Charlotte Wells
Writers: Charlotte Wells
Stars: Paul Mescal, Frankie Corio

– Notes / Discussion (1:21:50)

This week for our break segment, JD briefly gives us his thoughts on the Harry Styles vehicle My Policeman and Jennifer Lawrence in the quiet film Causeway. Meanwhile, Brendan gives us his thoughts on the documentary Fire of Love. And finally we talk about the saddening trajectory of Amy Adams’ career post-2016 with her latest film Disenchanted being another disappointment.

RELATED: Listen to Episode 484 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Top Gun: Maverick!

– Review: The Menu (1:35:47)
Director: Mark Mylod
Writers: Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult

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– Music

Aftersun – Oliver Coates
All Aboard – Colin Stetson
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 509

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