V – Why Does Modern CGI Suck?

In part 1 of a 2-part adventure, Chad and Brad attempt to unravel a great mystery: How in the hell does Star Wars (1980) still look amazing when Spider-Man (2002) is aging like a Thor: Love and Thunder joke?

Show Notes:

Vulture piece on how Marvel SFX are an assembly line: https://www.vulture.com/article/a-vfx-artist-on-what-its-like-working-for-marvel.html (Editor’s Note: Chad said “Vice” on the show – whoops!)

Commentary on woke values shaping how we experience movies: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/why-are-identitarians-such-cheap 

Microsoft performs the brand new “Land Acknowledgment” ritual that is sweeping corporate America: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/against-land-acknowledgements-native-american/620820/

Prey makes history by not hiring actors: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/prey-predator-prequel-native-american-indigenous-cast-amber-midthunder-interview-150054578.html

The Best Picture goes to the film that checks our arbitrary diversity boxes:  https://www.oscars.org/news/academy-establishes-representation-and-inclusion-standards-oscarsr-eligibility 

Louis C.K is allowed to win awards again: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/grammy-awards-2022-louis-ck-best-comedy-album/

Hollywood Reporter on Dave Chappelle’s Emmy nomination: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-features/dave-chappelle-emmy-nominations-social-media-1235199415/

Intro Music: https://pixabay.com/music/indie-pop-fun-punk-opener-14343/

Other Music: https://pixabay.com/music/id-105/

E-mail the Show: thecinematictangent@gmail.com

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Chad Michael Van Alstin

Chad Van Alstin is an award-winning writer and multimedia content producer, with a professional background in journalism, marketing, and public relations. He holds a BA from Virginia Tech, with an educational focus in mass communication, philosophy, and film studies.

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