Episode 1013: The Last Duel, Free Guy, and Screwball

https://youtu.be/SM5Am4bCm6Q On this episode Jason Godbey and Maribeth Thueson review The Last Duel starring Adam Driver, Matt Damon, and Jodie Comer along with Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds and Screwball a documentary about the baseball's performance enhancing drug scandal. Follow us here for more movie reviews and subscribe to our YouTube channel or your favorite podcast … Continue reading Episode 1013: The Last Duel, Free Guy, and Screwball

Episode 1012: Movie Reviews

https://youtu.be/E0KflH0BwU0 On this episode host Jason Godbey and NRFTW Contributor Maribeth Thueson review Dune and No Time to Die along with an overview of the Daniel Craig series of Bond films. Follow us here for more movie reviews and watch next week for our reviews of The Last Duel and Free Guy along with some … Continue reading Episode 1012: Movie Reviews

Theater Nerd Heaven- TICK, TICK…BOOM!

By Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor Before Jonathan Larson wrote the Broadway blockbuster Rent, he wrote an autobiographical one-man rock show about his struggles as a composer. That show was later expanded to be a show for three singers and became the musical Tick, Tick. . .Boom!, which has now been made into a glorious movie … Continue reading Theater Nerd Heaven- TICK, TICK…BOOM!

Christmas With the Royals- SPENCER

By Daniel Mendes, NRFTW Contributor Holiday get-togethers can feel overwhelming and dreadful, but imagine a dinner with the royal family constantly scrutinizing your every move. Part biopic and part fable, Pablo Larrain’s Spencer is a claustrophobic, nightmarish look into the psyche of Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart). Set during Christmas in 1991, Princess Diana navigates her … Continue reading Christmas With the Royals- SPENCER

Sand and Spice – DUNE

by Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor The light shifts over the golden desert, over the bright hills and dark valleys of the dunes, the sand singing softly as the wind blows the grains across the surface. It is sweeping, mysterious, and dangerous. The desert is on the planet Arrakis, which is the sole source of spice, … Continue reading Sand and Spice – DUNE

Medieval #MeToo – THE LAST DUEL

If there’s anything that the #MeToo movement made clear, it is why women are reluctanct to come forward to accuse perpetrators of sexual abuse, especially when the perpetrators are powerful and well-known. Women are afraid, with justification, that they will not be believed and that they will be blamed rather than seen as victims.


It’s 2008, and the U.S. military’s surge in Iraq is underway. Soldiers are being called up for their second and third deployments, but some are suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome from previous tours. The military says they’re fit to serve, but they can’t face going back. What can they do

We who walk here, walk alone- WHEN I CONSUME YOU

When tragedy befalls two adult siblings, they must go out into the night and hunt a demonic force that has been following and devouring them, piece by piece, since childhood. Libby Ewing and Evan Dumouchel give poignant, lived-in performances as Daphne and Wilson Shaw, whose lives to this point have been poisoned by addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, and perhaps something more calculatingly sinister.

Bond-Voyage! – NO TIME TO DIE

When we last saw James Bond (Daniel Craig) at the end of Spectre, he’d quit MI6 and headed off with his Aston Martin DB5 and MI6 shrink Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux). In No Time to Die, we find Bond in blissful retirement. He’s tooling around Italy with Swann, happy, relaxed, and romantic. He’s let down his defenses and let Swann in. “We have all the time in the world,” he says, but we know it can’t last.