Teenage Master Criminals
They may be aces behind wheels, sharks in pressed uniforms, and imps tiptoeing up to jewelry boxes, but are they even old enough to vote?
This week, Noah and Chance try not to be taken for fools by prodigious teenage crooks. They begin a bit divided on the surprise summer hit BABY DRIVER, about an iPod-toting getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) trying to survive a few final heists. A bit after the 20-minute mark, they discuss Sofia Coppola for the second straight week, but this time it’s THE BLING RING, a docu-realist portrait of spoiled Hollywood youth. What on earth is this movie trying to tell us? And at 40 minutes, we suit up with Steven Spielberg’s CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. A favorite of both your hosts, this movie arguably marks the end of effortless-era Spielberg. We also unpack the symbiotic obsession of ’60s conman Frank Abignale Jr. and his FBI pursuer. These some are some cute kids; watch your wallets.
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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.