This week on Find Your Film we review the first rate documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry and Cherry. Co-host Bruce Purkey adds that The Father is his favorite performance from Anthony Hopkins. Check out our latest podcast!
Bruce Purkey is a huge fan of Billie Eilish, so he had a ton invested in the new Apple TV+ documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry. Running at 2 hours and twenty minutes, it is an insightful look at Eilish’s close knit relationship with her family as well as the making of her bestselling (and GRAMMY winning) album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. The documentary, which is now playing in theaters and is streaming globally on Apple TV+, receives a strong recommend from all three of us.
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Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo in “Cherry,” opening in theaters February 26 premiering globally March 12, 2021 on Apple TV+
Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo are terrific in Cherry, the story of a young man (Holland) from Ohio who served as an Army medic in Iraq. Upon returning to civilian life, he becomes a bank robber to finance his drug addiction. Based on Nico Walker’s novel, the feature co-stars Jack Reynor (Midsommar) and the aforementioned Bravo as Cherry’s (Holland) true love.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Cherry is an absolutely immersive cinematic experience, and I love the Russo Brothers’ stylized take on the story. Co-host Eric Holmes, though he recommends Cherry and found it entertaining, felt this movie is a tale we’ve all seen before. Tell us what you think of Cherry, which its theaters today and March 12 on Apple TV+ on March 12!
Bruce Purkey and I both give high marks to The Father, the story of a Londoner (Anthony Hopkins) who is suffering from dementia. Olivia Colman co-stars as his understandably concerned daughter, with Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Mark Gatiss rounding out the stellar ensemble. The feature is now playing in Los Angeles and New York and has an expanded rollout on March 12 via Sony Pictures Classics. Cinephiles can also check out the film on Premium Video on Demand on March 26!!
Other films covered on the podcast include The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and The Vigil!
Find Your Film February 26 Episode Show Breakdown
1:14 – It’s always sunny in Purkeydelphia!
2:48 – We have two $20 gifts from EntertainMart!
4:05 – Bruce Purkey’s latest Blu-ray purchase is Me and Earl and The Dying Girl!!
5:25 – Yes Eric Holmes, Teen Wolf does count!!!
6:26 – One of the many reasons one should see Me, Earl & The Dying Girl is its use of the Brian Eno song “The Big Ship.”
7:15 – We review the Apple TV + documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.
10:23 – “I walked out of this a Billie Eilish fan for sure.” – Eric Holmes
13:40 – Bruce on what makes Billie Eilish a unique artist.
22:50 – Eric Holmes and I review Cherry
34:20 – Bruce Purkey and I review The Father.
45:30 – Here’s The Girl from Petrovka story regarding Anthony Hopkins that I love.
47:40 – Eric’s first recommendation this week is What They Had, a movie that he loves.
54:05 – Bruce’s recommendation is Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.
58:29 – Eric and I review The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.
61:20 – Our next director’s spotlight will be Ronald Neame as we will review the films The Poseidon Adventure and Hopscotch.
71:30 – Eric’s next movie review is The Vigil. Although the movie was not for him, Eric says a lot of people will like the movie (he describes The Vigil as “very well made”).
76:41 – Thanks again to CinemAddicts Facebook Group member Matt Stillman for his selection for this week’s What’s in the Box segment. Matt’s selection is The Prophet.
83:15 – Thanks to Jeff Bassin who’s pick My Winnepeg is next up for What’s in the Box? Email Bruce Purkey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to give him some movie picks!!