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Screener Squad: Masters of the Air

Masters of the Air Series Review


War, huh, good god ya’ll. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing… except when the people behind Band of Brothers make another WWII series, this time focusing on the Mighty Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces. Okay maybe war still is good for nothing, but this series (like it’s predecessors) shows the ultimate costs of war. Being an airmen was basically a death sentence. You could be the best, most highly trained wing in your group, but one lucky flak hit and you’re done. Not only that, your plane was essentially your coffin, never to be recovered. It’s horrific to think, but it absolutely happened. Aside from some vfx issues, this series does a good job of setting up the anxiety every time the Mighty 8th went into the air. Now sit back, (try to) relax, and enjoy the commentary from Bradly, Sarah Jane, and Chad.


CREATED BY: John Shiban and John Orloff

STARRING: Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Anthony Boyle, Barry Keoghan, Nikolai Kinski, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sawyer Spielberg, Isabel May, James Murray, Nate Mann, Kai Alexander, Laurie Davidson, Joanna Kulig, Louis Hofmann, Jamie Parker, Bel Powley, Sam Hazeldine, Josiah Cross, Branden Cook, Ncuti Gatwa, Kerry MacKinnon, Josh Dylan, Darragh Cowley, Matt Gavan, Jonas Moore, Jordan Coulson, Ben Radcliffe, David Shields, Edward Ashley, Raff Law, Adam Long, Elliot Warren, Samuel Jordan, Harry Ames, Bailey Brook, Louis Greatorex, John Hopkins, Nathan Solly, Josh Bolt, Ian Dunnett Jr, Thomas Flynn, James Frecheville, Jonathan Halliwell, Dean John-Wilson, Tom Joyner, Riley Neldam, Adam Silver, Ben Spong, Spike White




Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)

Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”



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.



Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.



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