M. Night Shyamalan’s Cinematic Universe (feat. Zach Vasquez)
Chance and Noah try to make sense of M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy beginning with 2000’s Unbreakable, picking up steam with 2017’s Split, and culminating in the new ostensibly thoughtful comic-book riff Glass.
Zach Vasquez joins the show (at the 50-minute mark) to talk about his new Guardian essay on deconstructionism ruling the super-hero film boom and why Glass, therefore, may not be as cutting-edge as it seems to think. Read Zach’s piece here.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.