On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Podcast, we review six new films to close out the year. First, we look at Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. It's directed by JJ Abrams and it stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Richard E. Grant, Ian McDiarmid, Domnhall Gleeseon, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill, and the late Carrie Fisher. Then we review Cats, based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift, Francesca Hayward, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, and Jason Derulo.
We also review Sam Mendes' 1917, starring Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Dean-Charles Chapman, and George MacKay. Later, we review Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, and Meryl Streep. We also spend time reviewing Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency with Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Wendell Pierce, and Richard Schiff. And we'll review Just Mercy, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and O'Shea Jackson, Jr.
Join host Phil Wallace, Kit Bowen, Joel Amos, and Andrew Payne for a terrific end of the year podcast.