Lesson 11: Ferris Bueller’s Fourth Wall

May 18, 2016 | Movies, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

Cult classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, making now the perfect time for The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, to discuss its fourth wall breaking tendencies. The analysis covers multiple aspects of the film’s successful formula, including the multiple ways in which Ferris addresses the audience directly and its iconic post-credits ending.

News items for this installment include growing revenues for Captain America: Civil War (2016), leaked character names and photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and a new collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow tentatively titled Powerhouse.

Lesson 132: A Simple Favor – Please Don’t Watch This Movie

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, run without scissors for this week’s review of A Simple Favor (2018). The film centers on Connecticut mommy vlogger Stephanie, played by Anna Kendrick, and her unusual friendship with a crass,...
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Lesson 131: Nothing But Netflix – Double Feature

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, prepare for the worst with this week’s double feature review of two recent Netflix-distributed films: How It Ends (2018) and Extinction (2018). Both films explore themes of connection and loss...
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Lesson 130: The Predator – What’s So Funny?

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, work on ways to disappear into their surroundings with this week’s review of The Predator (2018). The latest film in the 31-year franchise is directed by Shane Black and leans heavily on comedic...
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