You Did Me Wrong: Assassins Edition
This week, Noah and Chance climb out of hell with three contract killers left for dead. They begin with “Kill Bill, Vol. 1,” asking whether this is a turning point in the scope of Tarantino’s genre bloodbaths. At 18:10, they analyze Mel Gibson’s lost and compromised stardom in “Payback” (1999) and quibble over when this Hollywood noir riff is set. When “John Wick” is approached at 28:15, they ask if you can reverse engineer a good-good movie by starting with Keanu Reeves as a ridiculous sleeping giant and adding enough style and world to make it sing.
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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.