This year sucked, let’s talk about a movie.

Hey everyone. First off, I want to thank you for supporting this project this year. In just about two and a half months, we’ve found a consistent listenership much more quickly than I ever expected. You are a part of that, and I am deeply grateful for your support.

We are taking a couple weeks off for the holidays, which makes this week’s episode the final one for the year. To celebrate this milestone, we would like to share with you a conversation Sean and I recorded back in early November about the 1997 feature film The Devil’s Advocate. I am a big fan of Keanu Reeves and his inscrutable film career, and when Sean suggested we watch something that would spark an interesting conversation for the podcast, this movie jumped to mind.

Don’t get me wrong: it’s not a great film, and it certainly has not aged well. But with its all-star cast (including Charlize Theron and a satanic Al Pacino, alongside Mr. Reeves), considerable effects budget, and strangely inconsistent tone, this movie is an interesting example of the many big-budget movies that get made every year, only to slip away into obscurity. If you haven’t seen it, I won’t go so far as to endorse it; I will say, though, that I’ve never seen a movie quite like it.

Going into 2021, we’re going to be stepping away from the weekly interview format to explore the other kinds of discussions we can have in this space. We have some exciting things planned, as well as some exciting new guests, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. In the meantime, please leave us some feedback or a review if you haven’t already, and continue to spread the word about our little podcast. I feel very lucky to be able to make it and share it with you from my humble bedroom “studio,” and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

Thanks for listening,
Mason

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