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TFR Ep. 373: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Murder On The Orient Express, Who Dat?

The First Run Podcast

TFR Ep. 373: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Murder On The Orient Express, Who Dat?

Chris Scalzo

Killing Of A Sacred Deer © A24.

Killing Of A Sacred Deer © A24.

This week on The First Run, Chris and Matt welcome to the A24 Appreciation Hour!   First up is ‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’.   Matt betrays not only himself but also you the loyal listener.   Director Yorogs Lanthimos (‘The Lobster’) returns with Colin Farrell and spins a hypnotic icy revenge thriller. Does A24 have yet another great one on their hands?  Then it’s on to Kenneth Branagh’s remake of ‘Murder On The Orient Express’.  Branagh stars and directs the adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel.  Originally adapted by Sydney Lumet, this time the film features Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad and Johnny Depp.   Does Branagh’s version worth your time, or should you just head down to the local library and check out the original?  There’s the always dependable review of the big releases on Blu-Ray & DVD, featuring the Straight To DVD and Streaming Picks of the Week.  Then the show wraps with the return of ‘Who Dat?!?’, our role playing game.  This round features Rian Johnson, Geoff Johns, and just a few, calm, reasoned thoughts on Rotten Tomatoes’ ‘See It or Skip It’ internet show.   This one is an insta-classic, you’ll enjoy it!

  • 00:00-10:48: Intro/The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
  • 10:49-22:32 Blu-Ray Picks and Rotten Tomatoes Contest Update
  • 22:33-31:13: Murder On The Orient Express
  • 31:14-55:33: Who Dat?!?
  • 55:34-57:13: Wrap Up

Theme music provided by Jamal Malachi Ford-Bey