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Screener Squad: The Offer

The Offer Series Review


From the same studio that brought you that obscure little art film The Godfather comes a (highly fictionalized) dramatization of the making of The Godfather. This ten episode miniseries from showrunner Michael Tolkin (The Player) comes to Paramount Plus just in time for the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 masterpiece. Based on the memories of producer Albert S. Ruddy (Miles Teller) The Offer takes the viewer through every step of the process; from Mario Puzo’s work in progress novel to the night Ruddy accepts the Best Picture Oscar on behalf of the film. With a stacked ensemble cast (Juno Temple, Giovanni Ribisi, Dan Fogler, Matthew Goode, Colin Hanks, Burn Gorman, to name a few), great production values, and a wealth of anecdotes about the making of The Godfather, there’s a lot to admire in this ten hour miniseries. That’s an hour longer than the entire Godfather Trilogy, in case you were counting. But does the fiction get in the way of the real story? Listen to our reviewers Melina, Sarah Jane, and Marco to hear whether or not this is an offer you can afford to refuse.


CREATED BY: Michael Tolkin

STARRING: Miles Teller, Matthew Goode, Dan Fogler, Burn Gorman, Colin Hanks, Giovanni Ribisi, Juno Temple, Nora Arnezeder, Patrick Gallo, Frank John Hughes, Michael Rispoli, Jake Cannavale, Lou Ferrigno, Meredith Garretson, Anthony Skordi, Josh Zuckerman, Anthony Ippolito, James Madio, Paul McCrane, Stephanie Koenig, Danny Nucci, Derrick Baskin, Joseph Russo, Branden Williams, Justin Chambers, Carmine Giovinazzo, Geoffrey Arend, Eric Balfour, Maya Butler, Damian Conrad-Davis, Derek Magyar, Nick Pupo, Zack Schor, Cynthia Aileen Strahan, T.J. Thyne, Lola Glaudini, Kyle S. More, Billy Magnussen, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Landes, Louis Mandylor, Ross McCall, Lisa Dobbyn, Charlie Heydt, Dawn Joyal, Michael Gandolfini, Aimee Carrero, Lynn Adrianna Freedman, Ian Michaels, Allen Marsh, Brandon Sklenar, David Shalansky




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.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”




Melina Eames (Screener Squad)

Melina first discovered that she carried the nerd gene at the tender age of four following her exposure to a little film called A New Hope. In the twenty-some years that followed, Melina continued to grow into her geek identity through the discovery of Batman, Mst3k, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Mandalorian. But perhaps her most significant discovery came at the age of fourteen when a night of YouTube mining led her to the review site of Melina became a devoted follower whose fandom did not end with the site’s demise. By then, it had worked its dark magic and left her with a love and appreciation for film criticism that she has yet to shrug.



Sarah Jane (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Sarah Jane was born and raised in Southern California but currently calls Austin, TX her home. She’s seen over 5,700 movies so far with zero plans on stopping. She has a penchant for all things exploitation, and she loves Godzilla with all her heart. Her favorite films are Deep Red, Le Samourai, and Miller’s Crossing. When she isn’t watching movies, she’s busy herding her four cats, her husband, and her 11-year-old kiddo. She’s been a contributor to TalkFilmSociety, Daily Grindhouse, FThisMovie!, Looper, and the Austin Chronicle. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd at @fookthis.



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