This week on Flix Anonymous, Trev and Steve are joined by Canadian filmmaker, and overall righteous dude, Joel McCarthy to talk everything film.

We review this week’s new releases Midnight Special, Chi-Raq, and Cemetery of Splendour. We talk shop with Joel about his award winning documentary “Taking My Parents to Burning Man” and his upcoming feature “Shooting the Musical.”

Of course we tell you what to check out on Netflix/VOD and our regular weekly stoner picks.

New Releases

Midnight Special

  • Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Sam Shepard, David Jensen, Sean Bridgers
  • Directed by Jeff Nichols (Mud)
  • Written by Nichols (Take Shelter)
  • RT 84% Certified META 78

Limited

Chi-Raq 

  • Starring Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, David Patrick Kelly,, D.B. Sweeney, Dave Chappelle, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
  • Directed by Spike Lee (Da Sweet Blood of Jesus)
  • Written by Kevin Willmott, Lee (Summer of Sam), Aristophanes (play “Lysistrata’ by)
  • RT 83% Certified META 77

Cemetery of Splendour

  • Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)
  • Written by Weerasethakul (Syndromes and a Century)
  • RT 95% META 87

Netflix/VOD Recommendations

News

Interview with Joel McCarthy (Twitter: @ThisIsASpoon)

Trailers

Stoner Pick

Next Week

Eight films open next week, holy overload!

This includes three wide releases like Melissa McCarthy’s reteam with her director husband for a follow up to Tammy, the very first Call of Duty style action film and Richard Linklater’s spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused.

In limited we have the new Jake Gyllenhaal film, Vince Vaughn in a comedy action movie, the Hank Williams bio pic, a Canadian hockey film and an award winning Argentinian film.