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Tyler Scruggs returns for a talk about the movie adaptation of Nico Walker’s novel Cherry, which follows a young man’s nightmarish evolution from lovestruck college student to opiate-addicted Iraq War veteran and serial bank robber. With Spiderman’s Tom Holland in the central role, and Marvel dudes (the Russo brothers) directing, the film has a jarringly different tone and effect than the book, and Tyler helps us frame Cherry’s function as both pop political cinema and a glossy advertisement for Apple’s streaming service. Of course, all of this evolves into a conversation about making and consuming art in the ephemeral landscape of hyper-capitalist digital pop culture. For the whole episode go to patreon.com/nostalgiatrap.