Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 60: Abritrage, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bernie, Trouble with the Curve, and The Master

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.″

Arbitrage. It’s not really a thriller, and it’s not really a suspense movie.  It’s actually more like a  big-budget, driver’s ed safety film.″

Perks of Being a Wallflower.  It’s not exactly a John Hughes film for the 21st Century, but it’ll do for now.″

Bernie.  Spoiler alert!  Everyone likes Bernie.  No, really.  Everyone.″

Trouble with the Curve. A possible alternate title: Trouble with the Clichés.″

The Master.  Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film isn’t really about L. Ron Hubbard or Scientology, and maybe that’s the problem.  This movie could definitely benefit from an appearance by Zenu.″

Thanks for listening!  We’ll be back in two weeks.
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3 thoughts on “Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 60: Abritrage, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bernie, Trouble with the Curve, and The Master

  1. Somehow I missed the Master, but I recently caught Bernie on DVD and I completely agree with you guys. Is any director as hit or miss as Richard Linkletter?
    Disagree with your assessment on Perks of Being A Wallflower. Maybe it was because I was also in high school in the 90s, but I thought it was a surprisingly touching movie. Here’s my review of it…

    • Just read your review, and I’d have to say I’m a bit confused. In some ways it seems like maybe you were a little harder on Perks than we were. There’s plenty to like in the film, and it’s a very respectable effort for a first-time director. It was just a little needlessly dark and seemed to pour on the angst to achieve emotional points it had already scored.

      As for Bernie, I don’t think I have anything good to say, and unlike the director of Perks, I won’t be looking forward to Linklater’s next film.

  2. I guess I have room to work on communication skills. My intention in the review was to state if you liked Garden State you’d like Perks and if you were too manly too admit you liked Garden State, Perks wouldn’t be your cup of tea either. But a joke (or a review) that needs to be explained is one better left unsaid.

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