We fall in love with Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water then team up with an orc in Netflix's Bright. Later we tackle our favorite type of narrative structures/styles and what movie trends we hope to see more (and less of) in 2018.


Intros: (0:00) Well, is Chloe's dad a drone enthusiast or not?

Review: (9:23) The Shape of Water

Review: (48:30) Bright

Listener Mail: (1:27:38) What are the best narrative film structures and styles? What movie trends to we want more/less of in 2018?

Picks of the Week: (1:52:00) Henry - The LEGO Ninjago Movie (Amazon) and Blade Runner 2049 (Amazon); Chloe - Being Erica (Hulu); Braden - Ash vs. Evil Dead (Netflix) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Netflix)

Outros: (2:08:33) Our end of year lists are coming next week!


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