*CW: This episode’s review of Promising Young Woman contains discussions of sexual assault and rape.
This week, Glenn, Daniel, and Erika check out two films delayed by COVID, the first a bucolic 1820 Pacific Northwestern from veteran genre director Kelly Reichardt, First Cow. The second, which ended up in a well-deserved awards-qualifying run (which you should responsibly skip in theaters and watch from home) is the feature directorial debut of “Killing Eve” Season 2 showrunner Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman, featuring Carey Mulligan on a quest for both personal and systemic revenge (01:23:49).
May contain NSFW language.
FilmWonk rating (First Cow): 6/10 (Daniel), 8/10 (Erika), 8.5/10 (Glenn)
FilmWonk rating (Promising Young Woman): 8/10 (Daniel, Glenn), 9/10 (Erika)
- [01:42] Review: First Cow
- [15:29] Spoilers: First Cow
- [41:20] Review: Promising Young Woman
- [54:38] Spoilers: Promising Young Woman
Listen above, or download: First Cow, Promising Young Woman (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play)