Chadwick Boseman takes on the role of legendary NAACP lawyer (and later, Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshall in this story of an early case where he defended a black man on trial for raping a white woman. Forced by a racist system and intolerant judge to only act as an advisor for the case, he has to make the reluctant Josh Gad, a good insurance lawyer but one with no criminal trial experience, act as his mouthpiece. Featuring roles from Kate Hudson, James Cromwell, Dan Stevens, and Sterling K Brown, there’s a lot to like about this film that takes on such a pivotal trial about such a legend like Marshall, but, it still felt more like a TV film to Chris and Marco. Listen to their review here.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.