On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Tim Gordon, President of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, film critic at the FilmGordon website, and creator of the new Lakefront Film Festival, which will launch in July 2018, right here in Howard County, Maryland discuss Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of the Thor saga, which takes place in the larger ongoing Marvelverse; Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand as a woman on a mission to make her local police force find the man who raped and murdered her daughter; and Lady Bird, a lovely coming-of-age tale that follows a teen as she navigates her final year of high school.
On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Jeffrey Lyles, former film critic for The Gazette newspapers and now publisher of the website Lyles Movie Files discuss Baby Driver, about a young getaway driver who uses music to be the best in the business starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm; The Big Sick, a sweet rom-com that poignantly and effectively mixes sober tragedy co-written by real-life husband-and-wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon about the true-life tale of how they met, fell in love, then were almost parted forever; and summer blockbusters, Spider-Man: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes.
On this edition of Reel Talk, host Chris Reed and his guest Linda DeLibero, Director of Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Co-Director of the Hopkins/MICA Film Center, as well as his colleague on Dan Rodricks' Roughly Speaking podcast for The Baltimore Sun discuss Their Finest, a small British WWII dramedy; The Circle, the indie-studio drama starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson; and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the anticipated sequel from Marvel and Disney that officially launches the summer blockbuster season. CC available.