The Deep South circa World War II and Los Angeles circa 2017 meet in this week’s episode. First up is Mudbound, Dee Rees’s film for Netflix about the entangled lives of two Southern families. Then Wade and Kevin turn their attention to Dan Gilroy’s follow-up to Nightcrawler, the Denzel Washington-starring Roman J. Israel, Esq. How does Gilroy and Washington’s legal drama stack up against 2017’s best?
Music interlude by Ababwa, “Humidity.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.