Two films, two assassins, and two hundred thousand bullets this episode, as we watch the new David Fincher film The Killer and compare it to John Woo’s 1989 breakout Hong Kong action spectacular The Killer. There’s no denying the technical craft on display here, but while there’s a lot of bloodshed is there perhaps a little too much rumination? Which of these films should really be described as a comedy? Which one is dedicated to Martin Scorsese? Which film spent most of its budget on candles and squibs? And which film is like a Hallmark movie with a twist?
Plus a sponsorship offer from an AI company (maybe), a twenty year old Tom Hanks picture all about compassion (maybe), a Portland film with a little toxic masculinity (maybe), and a question about the best way to treat a bullet wound: with more bullets, maybe?
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