For this episode of “At the Movies,” Timothy Weir and DJ Uncle Jesse sit down to discuss their top five films from the summer of 2016. They discuss “Swiss Army Man,” and how polarizing the film can be for viewers. Paul Dano gives another consistent performance as Hank, a protagonist who seems to be lost (with emphasis on seems). Daniel Radcliffe seems to achieve in a role that has him breaking out of the Harry Potter chains that bind him. What is polarizing to many viewers is that he does so playing a dead body.
“Hell or High Water” is also a topic of discussion, with DJ Uncle Jesse going over how the film is the great movie to tackle the repercussions of the Great Recession. While Jeff Bridges doesn’t offer much a different performance from his role in “True Grit,” Ben Foster and Chris Pine offer a wonderful performance as brothers who rob banks for sympathetic reasons.
On top of these two films, Tim and DJ Uncle Jesse also talk about the stop-motion animation film, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” Shane Black’s recent film, “The Nice Guys,” and the Mike Birbiglia indie comedy, “Don’t Think Twice.”
Expect DJ Uncle Jesse to discuss the latest films every Saturday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with his radio show, “At the Movies.” Tim Weir is a longtime friend of DJ Uncle Jesse’s is a a current film reviewer for Borrowing Tape.