An image of actor and filmmaker PJ McCabe.A still of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut‘Twas the Someone Else’s Movie before Christmas, and PJ McCabe was kind enough to pick Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut — a bona fide holiday movie, filtered through the specific unreality of a man who insisted on building two square blocks of Manhattan on a soundstage outside London.

It’s a fascinating film and a very enjoyable episode, with PJ — who co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in The Beta Test with Jim Cummings — coming at the film from an entirely different direction than I do. I hope you enjoy it before or during whatever limited, socially distanct activity you feel confident doing  this holiday season.

Because for fuck’s sake.

Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web, why not. And then maybe check out my NOW reviews for The King’s Man and The Matrix Resurrections, two entirely unnecessary attempts to revisit franchises that have already told the stories they needed to tell.

I’ve got more reviews coming towards the end of the week, and I’ll update you about ’em here, but as of today I’m officially on vacation until the new year. Not that I’m going anywhere or doing anything, of course.

Enjoy the break if you can, and please exercise some caution over the holiday. A lot of people are having a really hard time, so don’t be an asshole.

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