Cinema Royale: Talking ‘Maestro’, ‘Napoleon’, And ‘Silent Night’!

You’re tuned in to Cinema Royale, and this week it’s three three three big movies, one with Oscar aspirations, one a historical epic of dubious accuracy, and another a holiday actioner with zero dialogue. I’m joined by Chris Bumbray of to talk about Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro, plus Ridley Scott’s Napoleon starring Joaquin Phoenix, and John Woo’s return to American action flicks with Silent Night!

All of this plus a lot more as Chris and I do what we normally do and veer off into other subjects, like the 2015 Tom Hardy stinker, Child 44. I have no idea how we ended up there, but there we were!

Enjoy this bit of silly fun.

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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.