This week on the show, Steve reconnects with Arnaldo Reyes and Peter Adourian to talk about purpose and hopeful death in James Mangold’s LOGAN. (We may even answer the eternal question: Why Arnaldo doesn’t like Jackman’s Wolverine!) Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small… [Read More]
Yes, tonight is Oscar night Yes, it’s the end of February. Still, I wanted to wait until I’d seen enough of last year’s films to truly give a proper ‘Top Ten’ list… and that takes time. While there were many films that could have been on here, I felt that these were my picks as… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes back Audra Grey-Choy and Shelley McVea to wrestle with issues of identity, sexuality and cultural definitions of masculinity in Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT! Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small group questions for you to bring to those in your… [Read More]
In some ways this is a slice-of-life story of a family in grief. It is a disconcerting experience that triggers emotions in strange ways.
Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) seems to have a perfect life in Nocturnal Animals. She has a top job in the art world, a beautiful home complete with its own works of art, her clothes and makeup are flawless.
This week on the show, Steve welcomes co-host of the Feelin’ Film podcast, Aaron White, to serve up a hot and fresh conversation about Michael Keaton’s new movie, THE FOUNDER! Telling the origin of McDonald’s and it’s global empire, THE FOUNDER also has lots to say about the balance between ambition and pride. Want to continue to… [Read More]
This week on the show, Chris Utley joins Steve to talk diversity in the Oscars and their response to last years #OscarsSoWhite controversy! Plus, they also look at the Oscar-nominated film, HIDDEN FIGURES and the cultural impact of breaking barriers of race and gender! Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below… [Read More]
Filmmakers often bring us the things we may read about in the news in a very personal manner. That is the case for all the films nominated for Best Short Documentary. Three of the films cover very similar territory but each has a different perspective
All the films nominated for Best Live Action Short this year come from Europe. Most deal with the human search for joy, but then some deal with some of the darker sides of life. All tell their stories with skill and brevity.
In defense of my Best Picture choice LA LA LAND… First of all, as a Black man, some folks may be SHOCKED 😱 that my choice is neither Moonlight nor Hidden Figures nor Fences (my STRONG #2 choice for the big prize). You shouldn’t be shocked. I’m a film lover first. Through and through. I study… [Read More]