Episode notes

Long before THE WHALE was released, Drea texted our friend (comedian, movie star, and Mr. Prune) Guy Branum and asked him to join us for this episode whenever it happened. So today, we answer the question: What happens when a provocative filmmaker puts an excellent, straight actor in an elaborate fat suit and then films a stage play about it?

Plus, everyone shares some 2023 New Movie Year Resolutions, and tells us who else they’d like to have a big-screen comeback.

What’s Good
Alonso – Dot’s Cheese Curls
Drea – The Seven  (1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle  by Stuart Turton
Guy – Wet Leg, Chaise Longue
Ify – Szechuan Noodles from H-Mart (the ones in the beige package)

Staff Picks
Drea – Women Talking
Alonso – Bros
Guy – Born Yesterday
Ify – Driveways

Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Guy Branum
Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

In this episode...


  • Guy Branum

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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