Podcast: Ready or Not / The Peanut Butter Falcon – Extra Film
This week on the InSession Film Podcast: Extra Film segment, Ryan and Jay take a look at a pair of films that have surprised many audiences.
Ready or Not is a horror-comedy from the directing duo of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, whose biggest credit prior to this film was a segment in the horror anthology film, V/H/S. The film stars an up and coming Australian actress named Samara Weaving, whose terrific lead performance is the film’s greatest asset. The rest of the cast features a handful of familiar faces, but does it all add up to a satisfying experience? Listen as opinions are changed over the course of the conversation!
Then, the conversation moves to The Peanut Butter Falcon, a little indie that premiered at SXSW in Austin. The film has a surprisingly loaded cast, featuring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, and Jon Bernthal (who, in typical Bernthal fashion, is in the movie for all of 5 minutes), but the real star is newcomer Zack Gottsagen. Gottsagen, who has Down Syndrome, is incredibly charming and brings a great amount of love and personality to the film. It was a true passion project for directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, but does it get a little too cute for its own good? Some have written it off as a weightless charmer, but at least one Extra Film host thinks that is selling the film tremendously short.
On that note, have fun with this week’s Extra Film segment and let us know what you think in the comment section below. Thanks for listening!
– Movie Review: Ready or Not (5:36)
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett
Writer: Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy
Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell
– Movie Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon (33:53)
Director: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Writer: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, and Zack Gottsagen
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