Adding to the pile of December Oscar-bait this year is Steven Spielberg’s entry and he’s going in with guns-a-blazing, casting Meryl Streep as Washington Post owner Kay Graham and Tom Hanks as its editor Ben Bradley in a time of deep concern for the paper: do they ignore the federal government’s threats and publish shocking documents that were illicitly obtained revealing secrets about the Vietnam war? Timely, no? Which isn’t to say we were head over heels with it. Listen to Chris, Elliott, Frank, and JC break it down for you.
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.