This week, we’re taking on Erik Matti’s On The Job: The Missing 8 and Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass.
Erik Matti’s long-gestating On The Job: The Missing 8 wrapped its first season at HBO GO today; and Netflix has dropped one of its best shows of this year, Mike Flanagan’s Midnight Mass. Armand sits down with Tristran Zinampan and Jason Tan Liwag to discuss!
About today’s guests
Tristan Zinampan is a writer, editor, podcaster, and Rappler’s resident film geek. He leads the website’s youth culture section, Hustle.
Jason Tan Liwag is an openly gay scientist, actor, and writer. He is one of six emerging international film critics part of the Young Film Critics Programme of the 50th IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam).
This week’s films
On The Job: The Missing 8 is the follow-up to Erik Matti’s 2013 modern classic, On The Job. Inspired by true events, the film chronicles the story of Sisoy Salas, a corrupt journalist seeking justice for his colleagues, and convict Roman Rubio, a hired gun who is regularly brought out of prison to perform assassinations.
Midnight Mass is the latest from Netflix’s resident Stephen King fanboy, Mike Flanagan. In it, an isolated island community experiences miraculous events – and frightening omens – after the arrival of a charismatic, mysterious young priest.
Links mentioned in the episode 🔗
- Rappler (your friendly neighborhood scream queer is officially part of the team!)
- The Laffler Talk podcast
- Jason’s review of On The Job: The Missing 8
- Jason on Twitter @jaseybel
- Tristan on Twitter @tristanzinampan