America's Greatest Living Film Critic David Edelstein has called "Weiner," the new documentary about former Congressman Anthony Weiner's ill-fated 2013 run for mayor of New York City, "one of the most provocative [docs] of its kind" that he's seen.
And "The Lobster," a dystopian love story with "a doozy of a premise" that NPR has been promoting seemingly on a loop for weeks (months?), may be "the weirdest movie" of the year, but it's a "savory cinematic treat" with a 90 percent score on the Tomatometer.
While summer descends upon us and theaters fill up with Avengers movies and X-Men movies and Ninja Turtles movies and video game movies, there are interesting, littler movies out too. This hour, Edelstein joins us to talk about a few of them. And maybe we'll get to the X-Men movie too, just for fun.
- David Edelstein - America's Greatest Living Film Critic; he writes for New York magazine and reviews movies for NPR's Fresh Air and CBS Sunday Morning
- Roy Occhiogrosso - Managing director at Global Strategy Group
Colin McEnroe, Greg Hill, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.