In this episode of the show we are taking a look at the 1988 sci-fi buddy cop movie starring James Caan and Mandy Patinkin, Alien Nation, and pitting it against a film that could be seen as its spiritual descendant, the David Ayer-directed Bright. We are trying our best to understand why one of these films feels organic, lived-in and fun, while the other comes across as offensive to the senses (you figure out which one is which) in a no-holds-barred discussion about filmmakers’ responsibilities, recipes for culturally-impactful genre storytelling, narrative tactfulness and more!
Tune in and enjoy!
Hosts: Jakub Flasz & Carson Timar
Featuring: Nicoló Grasso & Ewan Gleadow