‘Silk Road’ feels dated for a supposedly cutting-edge tech thriller, says critic

Critics review “Silk Road,” based on the true story of Ross Ulbricht creating a dark-web marketplace called Silk Road; “Blithe Spirit,” a film adaptation of the 1941 play by Noël Coward about a struggling writer desperate for inspiration so he contacts a psychic for help;  “Truth to Power,” a documentary about the hard rock band System of a Down and their career-long political activism, specifically the band’s lead singer Serj Tankian; “I Care a Lot,” starring Rosamund Pike as a thieving legal guardian who preys on elderly people.

Credits

Guests:

  • Katie Walsh - film reviewer for the Tribune News Service, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wrap - @katiewalshstx
  • Shawn Edwards - award-winning film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association