Reviewed this episode: At Eternities Gate
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CinemaWAR: Which Sam Jackson Role is more “iconic” – Jules Winnfield or Nick Fury?
Trivia: Jake Gyllenhaal CoStar Movie Trivia
Sponsored by: Lagunitas
Hiding, lurking in the shadows, they wait. Or they come to you as a friend only to betray and stab you in the back. Or best, you never even realize they exist, perhaps only until it’s too late! The Secret Villain is an old and stable trope in all of storytelling, and this week on CinemaJaw we are finally turning over that stone and uncover our secret plots.
Joining us is more of a hero than a secret villain, but he certainly knows the sort. Marking our first guest calling in from New Zealand, we are joined by journalist and filmmaker Dylan Reeve. In 2016 Dylan and his filmmaking partner David Farrier dove headlong down one of the strangest true crime rabbit holes ever discovered. I do not say that lightly. The documentary that they produced Tickled, is all about a secret villain, who is operating in the underground world of competitive tickling. Yes… No, typo. This is truly a film that must be seen to be believed!
So be sure to keep one earbud out, and check over your shoulder. They can be anywhere, they can be anyone!
5.) Hans – Frozen
4.) Talia Al Ghul – Marion Cotillard
3.) Judge Doom – Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2.) Aaron Stampler – Primal Fear
1.) The Vulture – Spiderman Homecoming
5.) Ra’s Al Ghul – Batman Begins
4.) Ernesto De La Cruz – Coco
3.) ??? – Get Out
2.) Jim Phelps – Mission Impossible
1.) Jack Vincennes – LA Confidential