When Steven Soderbergh announced his retirement several years ago, the film world mourned the loss of a major filmmaker — but it turned out to be a false alarm. Soderbergh’s back in the saddle with the release of “Logan Lucky,” a lively heist movie that shows he hasn’t gotten rusty during his time off. The movie is a gamble for Soderbergh with its innovative distribution strategy, but Soderbergh’s artistic comeback is already a done deal.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss why “Logan Lucky” is a perfect illustration of Soderbergh’s strengths. They also touch on another new release, “Patti Cake$”, and what to make of new Academy president John Bailey’s diversity comments.
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