Revisiting the McConaissance
Published February 7, 2019
68 min
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    Do you remember the McConaissance? That halcyon time when Matthew McConaughey reinvented his career as a dramatic actor, won an Oscar, and starred in True Detective just before Peak TV swamped us with movie stars on TV shows? This week we revisit the McConaissance and take a look at the perfect storm of conditions that made it possible for Matthew McConaughey to reinvent his career after a string of bad movies, almost all of which happen to be romantic comedies. We talk about that, auteurs, whether or not McConaughey counts as a proto-Chris, WTF was Sea of Trees, and who, if anyone, could pull off their own version of the McConaissance. We start our episode with a discussion of McConaughey's latest film, and a Hall Of Fame flop, Serenity. Sarah's review of Serenity (spoilers): Kayleigh's review of Velvet Buzzsaw: Rachel Syme at The New Yorker (probably) coins The McConaissance: Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are mad their terrible movie flopped:
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