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Screener Squad: Jungleland

Jungleland Movie Review


From writer/director Max Winkler comes “Jungleland”, a character driven road picture about two brothers trying to carve out a piece of the American Dream. Fast-talking Stanley (Charlie Hunnam) manages the boxing career of his younger brother Lion (Jack O’Connell) who Stanley thinks is their ticket to the big time. Unfortunately for the brothers, Stanley owes a lot of money to Pepper, a local crime boss played by Jonathan Majors. Pepper gives the brothers a chance to pay off the debt in addition to offering Lion a lucrative slot at Jungleland, a bare knuckle boxing tournament in San Francisco. Naturally, there’s a catch. On their way to California, the brothers must first take a detour through Reno, Nevada and deliver a young woman named Sky (Jessica Barden) into the hands of a creepy gangster. Will Sky drive a wedge between the brothers, or will they risk their shot at the big time to help her escape a terrible fate? Listen to our champion critics Adrian, Matt, Jordan and Marco as they discuss whether or not “Jungleland” knocked them off their feet.

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DIRECTED BY: Max Winkler

STARRING: Jack O’Connell, Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Barden, Jonathan Majors, Owen Burke, Fran Kranz, Frank L. Ridley, John Cullum, Nick Mullen, Lucien Spelman




Adrian El Critico (Screener Squad)

Though born and raised in Chicago, this film critic is Mexican to the bone. Adrian has been watching movies since he was a child, many of which might not have been age appropriate. Still, he couldn’t get enough. All throughout his life, friends and family would look to him for his recommendations and reviews on whatever films had come their way. Inspired earlier in life by the likes of Ebert and Roper at The Movies and then later, Adrian decided film criticism and analysis provided a great outlet to further his love of film. He began to craft his reviews and thoughts on film in ways he thought would be accessible to devout film hounds as well as the casual viewer. Mixing in jokes, entertaining observations and robust critical analysis, Adrian El Critico may be new to OneOfUs, but he is already making a name for himself on our site. If Horror movies are your thing, get ready to hear his voice.


Matt Foster (Screener Squad)

Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.



Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.


Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.




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