This week I (Vince) got to talk to Riley Stearns, the director of Dual, so I’m sharing the audio version with you guys here. Riley previously directed The Art of Self-Defense, which I didn’t like nearly as much as I liked his new one, Dual, starring Karen Gillan and Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad, which is a sort of light sci-fi set in a world where you can clone people, and sometimes you have to fight your own clone for the right to your identity. Riley shot this one in Finland because of COVID, so all the extras are Finnish, which actually gives it a weird effect that adds to the film. We also talk about jiu-jitsu (which we both practice) and an incident during Sundance when Riley objected to a film critic who had previously made fun of him over his divorce (to Mary Elizabeth Winstead) reviewing his new movie. There was kind of a thing about it, but unless you’re extremely online and follow “film twitter” closely you probably didn’t hear about it (and are probably better off). Anyway, check it out, and see if Dual is playing near you go see it.
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