It’s a busy month! October is the first month in a long time that feels packed with major, blockbuster movie releases.
In the midst of that, A24 is releasing Lamb, a new film from first-time director Valdimar Jóhannsson. In the film, a childless couple in rural Iceland make a shocking discovery in their sheep barn one day. How they navigate it will have huge implications for their relationship and their relationship with the nature around them.
Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) plays Maria and she’s incredible in this film. She brings so much intensity and vulnerability to her role and makes the entire thing worth watching on her own.
For Culturally Relevant and on YouTube (above), Noomi chatted with me about her role in the movie, how she got inspired to act in the first place, and what the hardest scene in the movie was to film.
A few thoughts on the Dear Evan Hansen movie, which is sadly just as tragic and misguided as you may have heard it is.
The Paper Tigers is a delightful martial arts comedy. I was delighted to be able to chat with writer/director Bao Tran and editor Kris Kristensen about how they put together the cool, stylish opening credits to the film. Check it out in the video above and watch The Paper Tigers on Netflix and Blu-ray/VOD.
Some thoughts on the Black Widow, coming right up. This movie has been delayed several times but is finally hitting theaters and Disney+ Premier Access this week.
The new Fast and Furious movie is out this week and in this video, I explain what the “Justice for Han” fan campaign is and why it’s such a big deal that this movie honors it.
Note: This video does not spoil anything beyond what’s in the poster/trailer for F9: The Fast Saga.
I recently had the chance to chat with comedian Scott Seiss about going viral on IKEA TikTok. I tried something different this time around: converting my full Culturally Relevant interview with Scott into something with more of a linear/narrative format. It doesn’t seem like a big step but scripting and filming something even this simple probably took 5x more time than I typically spend on one of my videos.
I hope you enjoy it!
Me and my COVID bubble were lucky enough to get the second dose of our Pfizer vaccine recently. I created this video to share our personal experience with it. The point of this was not to flex or brag but to help demystify the process for people. Going into dose 2, I’d heard so many different things about what the experience might be like.
I hope this gives you some sense of what the results might be, and that it helps you to make your own plans around dose 2.
I spent 6 hours watching different versions of Justice League and you can honor my sacrifice by watching this video.