War Machine vs. War Horse: Criminal (The Big Chill vs. JFK)

On this episode we welcome returning guest Margo from the Book Vs. Movie podcast as we debate ideas formed by the presence of former movie star Kevin Costner. In Lawrence Kasdan's THE BIG CHILL, his stunning portrayal of a corpse is the catalyst for his character’s college roommates to reexamine their youthful ambition and the disappointments of settling into middle age. Oliver Stone lets Costner run wild with conspiracy theories in JFK, as this fever dream of a film shakes the Costner character out of his comfortable life and on the trail of the President’s assassins. This double feature of two cinematic classics has been inspired, and will probably be the only thing inspired by the new Costner film CRIMINAL.

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