10/02/2012 01:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Looper

2012-10-02-looper_02_410.jpgIs Looper a moving, existential examination of one man confronting the consequences of his actions? Is it a kick-ass, science-fiction thriller that gets considerable, mind-freak mileage from its time-travel scenario? Or is it an overhyped, poorly-plotted bit of pretentious cool? Surprise, it's all three! At least it is if you ask Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and myself, since our opinions diverge widely over this tale of a hard-boiled temporal hit-man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who's charged with taking out his future self (Bruce Willis) and has to deal with the consequences when he botches the job. Time paradoxes are not the only things batted about in this lively conversation.

Then, I weigh in on a couple of home video releases: Munger Road and The Tall Man, and Steve cues us in on the horrific delights coming to L.A. repertory in honor of the upcoming Halloween festivities.

Click the player button to hear the show, or right-click the title to download.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Looper