It’s your regular boy-meets-girl story – if the boy in question is a schizophrenic, the girl suffers from borderline personality disorder and the two meet in a drug trial by a dubious pharmaceutical company, designed by a mad scientist with mummy issues, and overseen by an AI mourning for her human lover. Yes, it’s that old chestnut.Continue reading
In this month’s episode Mege and Matt discuss Erik Poppe’s U – July 22, a cineastic attempt to come to terms with the massacre of 69 young people on the island of Utøya, Norway, by a right-wing terrorist. Does the film do justice to its subject? What are the responsibilities of filmmakers depicting recent real-life atrocities? Also, Mege talks about the new Netflix series Maniac, starring Jonah Hill, Emma Stone and Justin Theroux, and Matt speaks of the joys of web-swinging through New York in the recently released game Spider-Man.