‘The Bikeriders’ with Bennett Campbell Ferguson

Episode 18

End of the road for this kick, gang. And fittingly enough “The Bikeriders” (2024) is all about how no good hangout can last.

But it’s also about a lot of actors—Tom Hardy, Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Michael Shannon, and 15 more—bringing wildly different performance styles to the table in this requiem for a Chicagoland biker gang.

Film critic Bennett Campbell Ferguson is back to discuss whether “The Bikeriders” is cosplay or something deeper.

About “The Kick”

“The Kick” is a theme-obsessed movie podcast where new releases are the ultimate excuse to fill blindspots and let that completist flag fly.

Part of the Now Playing Network, the show runs in multi-episode arcs—or kicks—that explore a particular sub-genre or filmography, and then culminate in a relevant new film. As in, “I’m on a sports-romance kick, and it won’t be over until I see Challengers.

Every week, host Chance Solem-Pfeifer is joined by a fellow writer, filmmaker, or movie appreciator. You can contact him at chancesolempfeifer [at] gmail [dot] com and read his film writings in the Willamette Week.