As we continue to hear increasingly horrific stories involving Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others, before we get into this week’s movies we discuss how we talk about movies, and off-screen scandals, and whether we can truly ever separate the two. It’s a searching conversation in which neither of us quite come up with the answers—but we try.
Then it’s time for the big hit of the weekend, Thor: Ragnarok. Grierson next goes solo on Last Flag Flying, Lady Bird and LBJ, and then comes our centerpiece, a discussion of the wonderful, still-breathtaking Punch-Drunk Love from Paul Thomas Anderson.
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