Welcome to Screen Tea Podcast! This week, Lisha and Jules have a treat for you, in the form of the best-titled film in film history: John Ridley's 2021 romance/sci-fi/fantasy Needle in a Timestack! Yep. Needle. In a Timestack. Don't be too quick to judge; as much crap as your hosts give the title, they heap on the praise in equal measure. Listen up as Lisha dies on a few hills (and has an Orlando Bloom-related epiphany), Jules admires some stellar cinematography, and both of your hosts play spot-the-hidden-JJ Abrams (look, let's just say we found the needle, and it's a LENS FLARE). This one was a roller coaster; a star-studded, beautiful, hot mess of a roller coaster, so enjoy the ride!
Sources for this episode include imdb.com, wikipedia.org, rottentomatoes.com, and metacritic.com. Also, the most perfect article ever written about a movie title and fully read during the episode can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/15/needle-in-a-timestack-film-title (Stuart Heritage is brilliant). Also, you can find Jenny Yang's Twitter thread here: https://twitter.com/jennyyangtv/status/1448470198739111939
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