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This week, the critics discuss The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe and newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite. Did the film, about the residents of a motel off the highway to Disney World, deserve more recognition from the Academy? Next, the gabbers talk about the new podcast Atlanta Monster, which investigates the Atlanta child murders from 1979–1981, and unpack why it isn’t satisfying. Finally, they discuss the New York Magazine story “Worst Roommate Ever.”
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- The Florida Project
- The 400 Blows
- Dana’s review of The Florida Project in Slate
- Small Change
- Atlanta Monster
- Slow Burn
- “Worst Roommate Ever” by William Brennan in New York magazine
- Pacific Heights
- Dirty John by the Los Angeles Times
- “The Crazy Story of the Professor Who Came to Stay–and Wouldn’t Leave” by Ian Gordon in Mother Jones
Julia: Still Processing
Outro: “Rhode Island Is Famous For You” by Blossom Dearie
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This podcast was produced by Benjamin Frisch. The production assistant is Daniel Schroeder.