The Medium Chills
When friend groups reunite in country houses, this week’s genre teaches us that old songs, old wounds, and binge drinking aren’t far behind. Having just hung out in the Poconos two weeks ago (and gone 2 outta 3 from that list), we decided to watch three movies that all owe something to “The Big Chill” and the experience of getting out of town with old buds. We watched “Peter’s Friends” (1992) and its parade of English talent before they were Dr. House and Elinor Dashwood, “Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010) and its cauldron of camp, and “Joshy” (2016) with its bizarre choice to let improv comedians go wild amid tragedy.
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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.