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If modern life has you down, consider a spiritual summer fling with the oracles and the lotus-eaters in this week’s movies. First, Noah and Chance reckon with the cruel, entrancing, maybe even hilarious horror of “Midsommar” (2019) in which a Swedish death cult plays host to the fallout of a bad relationship. Then, it’s on to “Children of the Corn” (1984) and “The Wicker Man.” That’s the 2006 Nicolas Cage “Wicker Man” unfortunately, but Chance fills us in on what’s actually good about the 1973 original. Oh, and don’t ask questions about our special tea; just drink up.
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Movie Reviews & Reappraisals
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.