Scratch Cinema

Scratch Cinema

By Chase Hutchinson
Scratch Cinema is a film review site that now has a podcast! Here we will be reviewing movies, talking about our favorite actors and many other things!
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Fallout is Getting a Live Action Adaptation, House of Hummingbird is a Triumph, & Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Remains Great
Should Fallout be made into a series? How is House of Hummingbird one of the best of the year so far that not enough people have seen? Should you check out Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts? On this episode is the return of longtime guest Jae as we talk through all that's going on and new releases you should be watching. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @brohomonofomo ‘The Truth’ captures a complicated snapshot of family https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243915527.html ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ is a compelling documentary about the civil rights legend https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243914832.html 00:40 – Intro 01:00 – No Theater Releases In July 01:49 – Fallout and The Last of Us Part II Live Action Adaptations 07:43 – House of Hummingbird 44:32 – Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts 58:06 – New Releases John Lewis: Good Trouble, The Truth, and Hamilton 1:00:19 – Conclusion Next we discuss the films of Kelly Reichardt in the lead-up to First Cow. 
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July 3, 2020
The Importance of Accessibility, The Elephant Man Plus Our Relationship to David Lynch, & How Does Shutter Island Hold Up?
What can be done to make films more accessible to enjoy? Is a David Lynch film good to see on a first date? Does Shutter Island still pack as much of a punch? Joining the podcast all the way from Scotland is Charlotte Little, Scratch Cinema writer and disability activist, to talk through all these topics plus much more! You can find a full transcript here: shorturl.at/DGKO4 https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @ALittleOutlook The Elephant Man’s 40th Anniversary: Have Societal Attitudes Towards Visible Differences and Disability Changed?https://thescratchcinema.com/the-elephant-mans-40th-anniversary-have-societal-attitudes-towards-visible-differences-and-disability-changed/ Shutter Island: One Decade Later https://thescratchcinema.com/shutter-island-one-decade-later/ Jon Stewart uses a switcheroo in ‘Irresistible’ to make a point. Is it successful? https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243747382.html Is it a spoof? Is it a tale of the underdog? ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ is just bad https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243750187.html 00:40 - Intro 02:22 - Accessibility Conversation 17:46 - David Lynch and The Elephant Man 28:07 - Wonder and Portrayals of Disability 42:42 - Shutter Island 49:45 - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 50:49 - Irresistible 52:39 - The Last of Us Part II 55:33 - Conclusion
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June 26, 2020
Insecure Has Its Best Season Yet, Movie Theaters May Kill Us, and Queerness In My Soul from Love, Victor to Bubbles
What is to come with Insecure? Theaters are reopening, but is it safe? Does the new Hulu show Love, Victor hold up to the movie? On our longest podcast yet, we cover what has been a packed week of releases. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Miss Juneteenth’ unflinching in its portrayal of motherhood, hope and regret https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243559732.html Someone should have grounded ’7500.’ It suffers from many flaws, including Islamophobia https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243573067.html 00:40 - Intro 02:40 - Insecure 44:02 - Intro Part 2 44:35 - AMC Reopening Without Masks 51:54 - Love, Victor 1:28:12 - Bubbles 1:37:53 - Miss Juneteenth 1:40:18 - 7500 1:41:47 - You Should Have Left 1:43:35 - Conclusion/Preview of Next Week
1:44:56
June 19, 2020
Discussing the Spectacular Spike Lee from Do the Right Thing to Da 5 Bloods
Is Da 5 Bloods Spike Lee's best film? How does Do the Right Thing hold up? What is the controversy surrounding BlacKkKlansman? On this podcast, we discuss the prolific career of one of the greatest filmmakers working today. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Spike Lee is at his best with ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ a complex tapestry of a war movie https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243464081.html ‘The King of Staten Island’ is a directionless and unfunny movie. Too long, too https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243409256.html 00:42 - Intro 04:11 - Do the Right Thing 22:41 - She’s Gotta Have It 27:40 - Malcolm X 30:58 - Chi-Raq 34:33 - Oldboy 38:08 - 4 Little Girls 42:43 - BlacKkKlansman 1:03:56 - Da 5 Bloods and The King of Staten Island 1:07:44 - Conclusion/Preview of Next Week Next week we discuss the season finale of Insecure. 
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June 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter, Reviewing Ramy, and the Series Finale of She-Ra
The present moment requires us to speak up and support those harmed by an ongoing history of anti-Black racism. What we watch and learn from are underpinned by these real life stories. We will always be working to engage with the intersections between the stories we hear and the world around them. In Honor Of Manuel Ellis https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-manuel-ellis @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Oh, boy, is ‘Becky’ bad. Nonsensical story line dooms would-be thriller https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243206731.html ‘Shirley,’ a biopic about writer Shirley Jackson, grabs your attention and won’t let go https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243203351.html 00:09 - Intro 00:50 - Black Lives Matter 06:45 - Ramy 50:12 - She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 1:01:42 - Conclusion/Preview of Next Week Next week we discuss the films of Spike Lee leading up to the release of Da 5 Bloods. 
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June 5, 2020
Talking Tenet, the Best of Christopher Nolan, and Haggling Over Homecoming
Is Tenet about 9/11? Why is Interstellar the best Nolan film? Is Homecoming season 2 good? In this special episode of the podcast, Editor in Chief Pollyjo Frantz joins Chase for the first part of the podcast and then the second part has Quinelle come back to break down all the watching she's been doing. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pollyjo @pizzamondays ‘The High Note’ chooses to be formulaic, and that’s its downfall https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article243001296.html Amazon Prime’s ‘The Vast of Night’ is a different kind of sci-fi flick https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242999953.html 00:40 - Intro Part 1 01:04 - Talking Tenet 04:55 - Best of Christopher Nolan 20:14 - Intro Part 2 22:32 - Hollywood 27:34 - Haggling Over Homecoming 58:56 - 'The High Note' and 'The Vast of Night' 1:03:53 - Conclusion/Preview of Next Week Next week we discuss She-Ra, Ramy, and the new Elisabeth Moss film "Shirley."
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May 29, 2020
Oscars Cancelled, Dead to Me, Isolation Movies, and The Lovebirds
In this episode of the podcast we talk through all the shenanigans of season two of Dead to Me, the best isolation movies, and the newly released The Lovebirds. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Lynn Shelton, who created a legacy of movies showcasing the Northwest, has died https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242849501.html Rae and Nanjiani shine in the Netflix comedy movie, ‘The Lovebirds’ https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242850991.html 00:41 - Intro 01:25 - Oscars Postponed 03:02 - Dead To Me 28:38 - Isolation Movies 56:00  - The Lovebirds and Remembering Lynn Shelton 59:36 - Conclusion/Preview of Next Week Next week, we discuss the new season of Homecoming starring Janelle Monae from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
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May 22, 2020
Discussing Asian Pacific American Heritage Month & Cinema from Driveways to The Half of It
In this episode of the podcast we discuss the most number of films yet! We discuss Tigertail, The Farewell, The Half of It, Driveways, and so much more! https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @brohomonofomo  ‘Driveways’ lacks strong story but is saved by moving performances from Chau, Dennehy https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242515996.html How’d we get in such an economic mess? ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’ shows us https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242677831.html ‘Capone’ is derailed by a convoluted story that wastes Tom Hardy’s talents https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242679271.html Next week we talk isolation movies and romantic comedies in lead up to the new release of Lovebirds. 00:00 - Intro 04:45 - Tigertail 22:37 - The Farewell 33:38 - The Half of It 41:10 - Driveways 48:49  - General discussion 58:42 - New releases   
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May 15, 2020
Reviewing the Horrors of Netflix's Hollywood & Wrapping Up the Finale of Westworld
In this episode of the podcast we joke about who would play Elon Musk and Grimes in a movie, review the Netflix miniseries Hollywood, and wade our way through the finale of Westworld. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Next week is a discussion of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. From Driveways to Tigertail and The Half of It. ‘Driveways’ lacks strong story but is saved by moving performances from Chau, Dennehy https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242515996.html ‘Clementine’ is not a conventional story, but it reveals truths about how we trust https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242519996.html
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May 8, 2020
Invisible Man Revisited, The Theater Wars, & Recapping SXSW from Selfie to Tales from the Loop
In this episode of the podcast we talk how The Invisible Man may be the last movie we ever see in theaters, Universal and AMC are looking to fight after Trolls made a big debut when released directly to streaming, plus discuss the 2020 SXSW Film Festival Collection and some new movies coming out. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Rob Morgan delivers another stellar performance in rodeo movie ‘Bull’ https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242371611.html Both joyous and heartbreaking, ‘A Secret Love’ is a documentary worth seeing https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242325881.html Netflix’s ‘Dangerous Lies’ isn’t funny or even coherent. Don’t waste your time https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242324491.html
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May 1, 2020
Dumpster Fire or Dazzling Inferno? Discussing the Fiery Finale of Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere
Littles Fires Everywhere has come to a close. Will there be another season? Does the book even matter? Is Reese Witherspoon evil? In this episode of the podcast, we answer these burning questions. Next week we recap the best and worst of the SXSW Film Festival. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays @jmksct What’s better than reading books, watching movies? Talking about them. Join our new clubs https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/article242181236.html ‘Extraction’ makes the most of stellar action sequences. The writing? Well ... https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242173431.html ‘Fantastic Fungi,’ while fascinating to look at, suffers from a lack of diverse voices https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242147536.html
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April 24, 2020
Deconstructing Devs, Dune and the Death of the Tiger King
Tiger King has finally come to a close and our long watch has ended. In this week's episode we celebrate this freedom, the fantastic season finale of Devs (which Westworld wishes it could be), the exciting first looks at Dune, and the new releases out today.  https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Extra Ordinary’ movie mixes gags and ghosts to good effect https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242005666.html The Icelandic film ‘A White, White Day’ is beautiful to look at but hard to watch https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242004586.html
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April 17, 2020
Trolled by The Tiger King
We get reflective on this episode of the podcast. There is going to be a new Tiger King episode and that may not be a good thing. We discuss this, movies about toys, and some new releases that just came out. https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support Next week, we discuss the show Devs and Alex Garland's long career in science fiction.  @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays Maybe the Bergens should have won. Second ‘Trolls’ movie isn’t very good https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article242043991.html In brilliant ‘Corpus Christi,’ a man finds his calling while trying to escape his past  https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241832241.html ‘Zombi Child’ brings new dimensions to the zombie-movie genre, including a keen score https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241830906.html ‘Slay the Dragon’ would have benefited from more voices in the fight against gerrymandering https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241834346.html
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April 10, 2020
Always in Atlanta Part 1: From Ozark to Baby Driver
In this episode, we discuss some of the various shows and movies that are shot in Atlanta which is now officially under a shelter in place order. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We hope this podcast provides some refuge and maybe a few good things to watch in facing the long time locked inside.  https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ is remarkable for breakout performances, fine directing https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241665986.html ‘And Then We Danced’ features superb acting and incredible dance sequences https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241659776.html ‘Balloon’ has its moments, but the German escape tale misses the mark in some regards https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241639861.html
1:27:42
April 3, 2020
Stuck At Home With Joe Exotic
@EclecticHutch @pizzamondays https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support ‘Bacurau’ will stay with you long after the closing credits have run https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241511346.html
1:08:56
March 27, 2020
Watching Pandemic Movies While In The Epicenter of One
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays @henronemus Here’s some quality streaming content to help get you through coronavirus pandemic https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241273366.html ‘Blow the Man Down’ on Amazon delivers a delightful diversion during this trying time https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241234866.html You’re better off not wasting your time on ‘The Hunt https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241307716.html ‘The Invisible Man’ tries to be more than a horror movie by examining domestic abuse https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240658196.html 'Emma’ should be better than it is, but a meandering story line sinks it https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240396656.html ‘The Banker’ never quite reaches its potential https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article241373861.html
1:19:03
March 20, 2020
Best Peter Pan Movies
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Wendy’ movie is an interesting and novel take on the Peter Pan story https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240966096.html
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March 13, 2020
Queerness in my Soul and Portrait of a Lady on Fire
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is moving, beautiful and nearly perfect https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240602741.html ‘Wendy’ movie is an interesting and novel take on the Peter Pan story https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240966096.html ‘Greed’ movie tries to be too much, fails as a result https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240882516.html
1:14:26
March 6, 2020
All Things Emma
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays ‘Emma’ should be better than it is, but a meandering story line sinks it https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240396656.html ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is moving, beautiful and nearly perfect https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240602741.html ‘The Invisible Man’ tries to be more than a horror movie by examining domestic abuse https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240658196.html
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February 28, 2020
Oscar Recap and Valentine's Day Movies
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support @EclecticHutch @pizzamondays My Final Words on 'Jojo Rabbit' | Esther on Film https://estheronfilm.com/2020/02/13/my-final-words-on-jojo-rabbit/ ‘The Photograph’ elevates the romantic comedy to a new plane with fine acting and direction https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240306666.html ‘Downhill’ is a poor attempt at imitation and a mess of a movie https://www.thenewstribune.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article240309111.html
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February 14, 2020
Horror Movie Madness
https://anchor.fm/scratchcinema/support Hello and welcome to the first ever episode of The Scratch Cinema Podcast. We are talking all things Horror in this episode. It will be part of a 2 part series. 
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October 7, 2019