Arthouse Garage Podcast

068: Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, A24’s The Humans, and an exvangelical discussion of Martin Scorsese’s Silence

Reviews of new films The Power of the Dog & The Humans, plus an ex-evangelical look at Silence
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068: Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog, A24's The Humans, and an exvangelical discussion of Martin Scorsese's Silence

“Don’t you think it should cost less to be alive?”

Today on the show we’ve got a review of the new Netflix film The Power of the Dog from writer/director Jane Campion and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

After that a look at the fascinating new Thanksgiving film from A24, The Humans, directed by Stephen Karam and Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein, Amy Schumer, Jayne Houdyshell, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb.

Continuing the new series, The Art of Deconstruction: Faith, Doubt & Film, filmmaker Chad Hill stops by the podcast to tell about his experiences and break down the 2016 film Silence from director Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.

I also give a quick reaction to some of the other films I’ve been watching, including a few that played AFI Fest 2021. Films (and TV) discussed include:


Holy Emy review on

Chad Hill’s short film, Invitation, free to watch on Vimeo

What is an “exvangelical”? – “Exvangelical” – a working definition.

Podcast segment about the adaptation of the Silence novel

Trailer for Don’t Look Up

Trailer for The Hand of God

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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA). Find him at and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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