Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott: Blade Runner, Breathe, and Bad Beatles

Saturday Evening Post movie critic Bill Newcott reviews new movies, including Blade Runner 2049, Breathe, Loving Vincent, and more.

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Award-winning film critic and writer Bill Newcott has been covering Hollywood for more than 40 years. He is the creator of AARP’s Movies For Grownups franchise and the movie critic for The Saturday Evening Post.

Join our movie review video podcast, Movies for the Rest of Us with Bill Newcott. This week, Bill reviews Blade Runner 2049; Robert Redford’s narration of the gorgeous nature film, Earth: One Amazing Day; Breathe starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy; Loving Vincent, which animates Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings to stunning effect; a documentary on Ernie Kovacs and his prime time game show, Take a Good Look; and the Blu-ray release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for this film podcast Bill. I really love Van Gogh’s art, and such a film as ‘Loving Vincent’ never would have occurred to me. It’s a creative and technological marvel in a day and time pretty much completely devoid of either otherwise.

    THIS is a film I’d pay money to see on the large screen, absolutely. I’ll stick with pronouncing his last name as “Van Go”, however.

    Both ‘Earth’ and ‘Breathe’ are also time and money worthy. ‘Sgt. Pepper’ has the Beatles music as its saving grace, but was out of context at the time it originally came out, not unlike ‘Hair’ the following year.

    Then we have ‘Blade Runner 2049’. Harrison Ford must have really needed the paycheck to degrade himself with the likes of Ryan Gosling in yet another cliched, done-for-millionth-time “action” audio-visual assualt. Gosling is right up (or down?) there with Shia LeBeouf of ‘Transformers’ fame, despite all of the undeserving ‘La La Land’ hoopla.

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