Cinema Royale: How Is ‘The 355’ So Terrible? Special Guest Roxana Hadadi Of Vulture

On the latest Cinema Royale, Vulture critic Roxana Hadadi joins to give her thoughts on action flick THE 355 and how it fails all of its female cast including Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o.

Plus, we talk about the latest masterfully complex drama Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, A HERO, and discuss where it ranks on the list of his many classics.

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Travis Hopson
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.