#836: The Green Knight / The Suicide Squad / Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai #4)

Like many an auteur before him, David Lowery ("A Ghost Story", "The Old Man and the Gun") brings his obsessions to whatever material he's working with—even if that material is over 600 years old. Lowery's THE GREEN KNIGHT delivers some of the seduction and swordplay that the 14th-century source material "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" promises, but it also serves as another Lowery riff on mortality, time, and mythmaking. The fourth film in the World of Wong Kar Wai Marathon, 1995's FALLEN ANGELS, sees the Hong Kong auteur introduce a new set of lost urban souls, but Adam and Josh debate whether Wong gets dangerously close to self-parody in his follow-up to "Chungking Express." And Josh has a review of the new THE SUICIDE SQUAD, a successful-ish entry in the killshot-comedy genre. 0:00 - Billboard 1:10 - Review: "The Green Knight" Shirley Kwan, "Forget Him" 31:56 - Josh: "The Suicide Squad" 36:58 - Next Week / Notes 52:20 - Massacre Theatre 57:35 - World of Wong Kar Wai #4: "Fallen Angels" 1:21:10 - Outro  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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