Weekly Roundup (Week of January 22, 2018)

A few weeks back, I got to speculate wildly on the future of the Disney/Fox merger, and what it might mean for the future of streaming (e.g. what’s going to happen to Hulu?). The fine folks at CutPrintFilm‘s News Reel Podcast asked me to come on to talk about it, and talk I did! Check out the podcast here

With awards season in full swing, and the Oscar nominations coming in early Tuesday morning, I got to do more idle speculation with Michael Roffman, Dominick Suzanne-Mayer and Blake Goble over at Consequence of Sound about who should – and will – win. Read our thoughts here


Jack C. Newell’s intimate food doc 42 Grams is a neat little indie doc about the life – and death – of one of Chicago’s most quickly acclaimed restaurants. Read my review here


Writer/director Francis Lee comes right out of the gate with God’s Own Country, a debut feature that rivals Call Me By Your Name for intimate, sensitive (and sensual) tales of budding queer love. Read my review here

In conjunction with my 42 Grams review, I was thrilled to get the chance to do an in-studio interview with director Jack C. Newell. We had a blast talking about everything from the luck that goes into documentary filmmaking to the incredible talent of the film’s subject, chef Jake Bickelhaupt. Read the review (and listen to the uncut audio podcast) here

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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