CinemAddicts Ep. 128: Fatman, Let Him Go, Sound of Metal, The Hater

This episode Anderson Cowan extols the virtues of Jan Komasa's The Hater and Corpus Christi.

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Diane Lane (left) stars as “Margaret Blackledge” and Kevin Costner (right) stars as “George Blackledge” in director Thomas Bezucha’s LET HIM GO, a Focus Features release. Credit : Kimberley French / Focus Features
On the latest episode of CinemAddicts we cover the new Kevin Costner/Diane Lane film Let Him Go. Anderson Cowan has nothing but praise for Jan Komasa’s The Hater, and I’m really excited this month for the upcoming flick Sound of Metal. Take a listen to our latest podcast below. Show breakdown is included!!

Lesley Manville stars as “Blanche Weboy” in director Thomas Bezucha’s LET HIM GO, a Focus Features release. Credit : Kimberly French / Focus Features

Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, Let Him Go centers on George (Kevin Costner) and Margaret (Diane Lane), a couple who are mourning the loss of their son. Fearing the welfare of their grandson (their former daughter-in-law has a new husband), they leave their Montana ranch to face off with Blanche Weboy (Lesley Manville) and her clan. Costner, Lane, and Manville are great in this film, but the movie did not connect with me on a visceral level. Let Him Go was ultimately a mixed bag for me, but if you are a fan of the aforementioned actors, I would recommend Let Him Go. Three out of five stars for me!

Anderson spends the first part of our episode discussing The Hater, and he actually thought we discussed Jan Komasa’s latest film on a previous episode. I have no recollection, but Anderson has a better memory so I would trust him over me any day. That said, if you have not seen Komasa’s 2019 feature Corpus Christi, it’s worth a watch. Cowan loves both movies. Anyways, here’ the Corpus Christi trailer:

Anderson’s top pick for November is the Mel Gibson feature Fatman. Co-starring Walton Goggins, the feature hits select theaters November 13 and On Demand/Digital on November 24.

The big film in November I’m looking forward to is Sound of Metal. The trailer has me hooked, and it looks like Riz Ahmed is delivering one of this year’s best performances. Olivia Cooke is also awesome, so I have high hopes for this film.

Take a listen to Episode 128 of CinemAddicts, and we are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts! Show Breakdown is also featured:

CinemAddicts Episode 128 Show Breakdown

4:10The Hater reviewed by Anderson. I love Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi so very excited to see this movie. Anderson dug both films.
14:40 – In our next Patreon episode, we will cover the year 1948.
18:40 – Just remember this month is Noirvember!!
19:22 – CinemAddicts shirts and decals are here!
24:00 – My review of Let Him Go
27:26 – Anderson Cowan is not a fan of the Costner film No Way Out. I love it. What is your take???
27:58 – Anderson talks about The Climb.
30:30 – We quickly discuss the latest Borat film. My hesitation in response is due to our poor connection on our respective iPhones!!
32:15 Werner Herzog chat as I mention Nomad: In The Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin.
34:40 Mustang, The Rider, Lean On Pete, and The Misfits – how’s that for a day of watching horses in film??? But wait…Anderson also adds Hot to Trot!!
37:14 – Anderson is interested in watching the David Bowie feature Stardust. Johnny Flynn plays Bowie in the flick.
38:00 – Anderson reflects on his run-in with David Bowie!!!
42:15 – A few quick thoughts on the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
43:00The Life Ahead, starring Sophia Loren, opens November 13.
45:00 – Mr. Cowan’s top preview pick for November is the Mel Gibson feature Fatman.
50:51 – Last movie previews are Uncle Frank and Sound of Metal.
54:50 – We love The Fanatic!! And Fred Durst is an underrated filmmaker (The Education of Charlie Banks).
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