The Casual Cinecast starts out each week with their “What’s On Our Minds” segment where they discuss the recent film and television they’ve been watching. Justin got into the October horror spirit by revisiting a 2009 throwback to the 1980s called The House of the Devil directed by Ti West which features an early role for Greta Gerwig! Mike checked out the new Netflix Original film Hold The Dark from director Jeremy Saulnier which stars Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgard. Mike and Chris both went to the theaters to check out Venom starring Tom Hardy and offer a spoiler-free mini review of the film!
Then they jump into their feature length review of A Star is Born. This is the fourth remake of A Star is Born and stars Bradley Cooper as an alcoholic country singer who discovers and helps a young singer (played by Lady Gaga) who has been told she’s not attractive enough to be a singer. The positive buzz around this film has been abundant and nearly unanimous, but is it as good as the world says? What chance does it have at winning any Oscars? Is Lady Gaga a good actress? Find out by listening to the episode below:
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Lastly, they announce the winner of their Criterion Collection poll which determines the next Criterion Collection film they will review on an upcoming Casually Criterion episode!