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#679: Summer Movie Questions / You Were Never Really Here / The Rider


The massive success of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War" may have made the concept of a “summer” blockbuster season irrelevant, but there will still be summer and there will still be summer movies. And despite Marvel's early box office dominance, big movies await in the form of high profile sequels for "Jurassic World," "Deadpool" and "The Incredibles." Oh, and a little "Star Wars Story" about Han Solo arriving on Memorial Day. For their look ahead at the upcoming slate of releases, Adam and Josh ignore (almost) all of those to pose their Top 5 Summer Movie Questions, with queries about the Pope, Mister Rogers and maybe this year's "Lady Bird"?

Plus, reviews of Lynne Ramsay's YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE with Joaquin Phoenix and Chloe Zhao's acclaimed THE RIDER, and Adam recommends the new reality-is-stranger-than-fiction doc THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS.

This episode of Filmspotting is sponsored by Squarespace (code FILM), Volvo, and Stories of the InterContinental Life.

0:00-1:46 - Intro
2:42-42:19 - Summer Movie Preview
Lucy Dacus, "Yours & Mine"
45:22-51:03 - Next Week / Notes
51:03-55:20 - Poll: Best of Brolin
56:30-1:27:30 - Review: "You Were Never Really Here" "The Rider" 
1:27:30-1:31:26 - Adam recommends: "Three Identical Strangers"
1:31:26-1:35:25 - Close


- Lucy Dacus


- Josh's review of The Rider

- Josh's review of You Were Never Really Here

- Indiewire's Summer Movie Preview

- Chicago Critics Film Festival

- CJ's Squarespace site (Seeds Series)

- Melissa Tamminga on "You Were Never Really Here"


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