Cinema Royale: Talking ‘The Matrix Resurrections’, ‘Licorice Pizza’, Denzel Over Will?

On the latest episode of Cinema Royale, Tim Gordon of goes down the rabbit hole with us for, what else, The Matrix Resurrections! Is Neo still THE ONE? Does Bullet Time still matter? Was this sequel worth the wait or is it all just another nostalgia trap?

Plus, you knew we couldn’t go without talking about Paul Thomas Anderson’s excellent coming-of-age film Licorice Pizza! Is this the return to form Travis has been hoping for from PTA?

And before we can get off the air, a discussion breaks out about Denzel Washington and how he’s been a constant thorn in Will Smith’s side during Oscars season. Could it happen again with The Tragedy of Macbeth over King Richard?

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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.