The year is 1994 and Tom Hanks is trying to redefine his funny-man image and there’s nothing less funny than AIDS. Join us for the first mainstream Hollywood film about the AIDS epidemic starring Tom Hanks as a gay man who believes he was wrongfully terminated for his disease and Denzel Washington, the homophobic lawyer who decides to defend him.
This commissioned podcast is brought to you by the generosity of one Aaron Spaulding, thank you! Aaron wanted us to check out the 1991 mystery/thriller, “The Silence of the Lambs”, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. It’s no surprise that we’re mesmerized by Hopkin’s performance of the chilling yet suave and charming Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and found the film offered some smart commentary on a female breaking into a male dominated space as well. What might be to some surprise is Jim and A.Ron’s relative unfamiliarity with the material, which led to some confusion in places. Hope you enjoy the podcast, I hear it pairs well with a nice Chianti.