Whenever I do the Oscar Poker shingaling with World of Reel‘s Jordan Ruimy, discipline flies out the window. We can’t seem to restrict ourselves to a half-hour discussion; it always goes long. This morning we went 90 minutes, so I’ve cut the discussion in half — part 1 and part 2, each about 45 minutes.

We talked about everything — William Friedkin (Sorcerer and To Live and Die in L.A.), the Safdies and Uncut Gems, The Irishman (“Goodfellas by way of Silence”), Jojo Rabbit, Stanley Kramer and Judgment at Nuremberg, Renee Zellweger and Judy Garland, wokester critics vs. movies about white male milieus (The Irishman, 1917) and a general reluctance to settle into whiteness…wokesters prefer POCs and multicultural environs as a rule.

Once again, part 1 and part 2.