Tuesday, 1 August 2017

THE BOOK OF ELI / HERE ALONE - podcast review out now

We have a post-apocalyptic double bill this week, with the requested 2010 Hughes brothers directed The Book of Eli, and survivalist drama Here Alone. First up is Eli, starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis. We look at the role of religion in this film and how they set up the films history, and wonder if maybe some of the roles were miscast and aspects underwritten. Here Alone, directed by Rod Blackhurst and starring Lucy Walters, Adam David Thompson and Gina Piersanti, is a broodier take on the post-apocalypse, focusing more on the survival aspect. While containing an interesting premise and some nice ideas, is the slow pace and frustrating characterisation holding it back?

We mention The Survivalist and Fahrenheit 451 in this review. Listen to our podcast review of The Survivalist here and read Leigh's article on Fahrenheit 451 here.

The Book of Eli was requested by Evan. You can find him on twitter @FromTheWastes and their website here.

You can download this episode directly here.

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