#RenzlerREWIND Bracket Edition | A24 Films, ROUND 2

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Host Skyler Irvine, Brandon Burchard and TJ Kenger are kicking off Round 2 of our A24 bracket with two awesome match ups! “The Lobster” is taking on “The Disaster Artist”, and “A Most Violent Year” is going head to head with “The Florida Project” Let us know what your thoughts are!

Episode Notes:

  • Synopsis of “The Lobster”

  • Did you have to see The Lobster in theaters for it to be good?

  • How the dialogue and pacing made it awkward but good!

  • Did he gauge his eyes out?

  • Synopsis of “The Disaster Artist”

  • Our best quotes describing the movie

  • Do you have to see “The Room” first?

  • What make The Disaster Artist re-watchable?

  • Who wins match 1?

  • Synopsis of “A Most Violent Year”

  • Was it too slow?

  • Why the realistic feel made it good.

  • Synopsis of “The Florida Project”

  • Did the movie have a “story arch”?

  • Is the hotel the main character?

  • Why “The Florida Project” is hard to re-watch

  • Who wins match 2?

  • Who moves on from Winner 1 and Winner 2 to make the Final 4?

The Lobster v. The Disaster Artist

Synopsis | The Lobster (2015): A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos, Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden

Synopsis | The Disaster Artist (2017): When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco, Writers: Scott Neustadter (screenplay), Michael H. Weber (screenplay), Stars: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor

A Most Violent Year v. The Florida Project

Synopsis | A Most Violent Year (2014): A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Director: J.C. Chandor Writer: J.C. Chandor, Stars: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo

Synopsis | The Florida Project (2017): Set over the summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bond with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker, Writers: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe