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Podcast: In The Equalizer, Denzel Kills, Summarizes Hemingway, Kills Again

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As Bob McCall in The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays a regular joe who turns into an eye-gouging, brain-drilling nightmare for Boston’s Russian mob. At first Washington “toodles about a Home Depot-like store, helping customers, decked out in New Balance shoes and jeans so last-century you’ll be looking for pleats,” writes the Village Voice‘s Alan Scherstuhl. That’s before he turns DIY crime-fighter in Antoine Fuqua’s latest crowd-pleaser. Scherstuhl, along with the Voice‘s Stephanie Zacharek and Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly, discuss that movie, along with kiddie-charmer The Boxtrolls, which will make you laugh, cower, and think of Hitler, naturally. The trio also dive into the Jimi Hendrix biopic starring Andre Benjamin, Jimi: All is By My Side, plus Amy gives us the highlights from Fantastic Fest. It’s all on this week’s episode of the Voice Film Club podcast.

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