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A Look at Weiner, The Lobster, and Probably Some Other Movies with Odd Titles Too

Jun 13, 2016

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.

GUESTS:

  • 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

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Colin McEnroe, Greg Hill, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.