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This week, the critics discuss the series Killing Eve on BBC America, starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Is the show, about a British Intelligence agent and the contract killer she pursues, the best work we’ve seen yet from showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge? Next, Sam Adams joins the conversation to talk Lynne Ramsay’s existential noir You Were Never Really Here. The line between well-stylized genre piece and extraordinary camp is a thin one—which side does the movie fall on? Finally, the gabbers discuss whether they should delete Facebook.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Killing Eve
- “Killing Eve Is a Sign of TV to Come,” by Sophie Gilbert in the Atlantic
- Orphan Black
- The Silence of the Lambs
- Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
- You Were Never Really Here trailer
- Morvern Callar
- Dana’s review of You Were Never Really Here in Slate
- Taxi Driver
- You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames
- Bored to Death
- We Need to Talk About Kevin
- “I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.” By Brian X. Chen in the New York Times
Dana: Moscow Apartment
Julia: Lego Creator sets
Outro: The Dead Man soundtrack theme by Neil Young
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This podcast was produced by Benjamin Frisch. The production assistant is Daniel Schroeder.