Our discussion of "old marrieds" past and present reveals that Andrew Haigh's new 45 YEARS covers a lot of the same ground as Mike Nichols' WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF — it just does it a lot more quietly. We talk over how the two films relate and diverge when it comes to their depictions of a long marriage, how the past informs those marriages, and what emotional inflections each film brings to the party. Plus, Your Next Picture show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Mary Wilson fills in for Mike Pesca with today's three things: 1) The 11 victims of the OSU attack are expected to survive, 2) What the Mounk-Foa formula shows about the U.S., and 3) Do we have another "largest object" category for Guinness?