Can a magical farting corpse also be a metaphor for self-acceptance? In this episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit, Matt and Alison discuss whether Swiss Army Man pulls off its attempted combination of body function humor and therapeutic messaging. Then they look at the filmography of one of its stars, Paul Dano, recommending some highlights from the 32-year-old actor's career that are available to rent or stream.
Opening Break: "The Edge of Seventeen" / "Moonlight" / "The Girl With All The Gifts"
Listener's Choice Review: "Swiss Army Man"
Queue Shots: Paul Dano
Behind the 8-Ball:
3 New Releases
2 Listener Recommendations
1 Random Film From Our Netflix "My Lists"
Will Rahn, digital politics managing editor at CBS News, joins Ben Domenech in studio to discuss his 2016 experience as a DC journalist and the unbearable smugness of the press. They also open the conversation about whether