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Movies that Matter is the podcast about films going above and beyond the call of box office returns to boldly explore a social issue affecting people's lives.

Oct 10, 2019

Garret and Nicole discuss Judy, our differing opinions on how much we liked it, how well we think Renee Zellweger captured Judy Garland,  how and why Judy Garland became a gay icon, and how camp is attracting more people. Read J. Bryan Lowder's meditation on whether gay culture is leaving camp behind. Nicole's research...


Sep 26, 2019

Lexy and Nicole discuss Hustlers, the problem of not being willing to make the main character a calculating criminal, the portrayal of the dancers as athletes-- not sex objects, and how we think about exploitation in terms of crime and sex work. Read the article from The Cut that inspired the movie. We hearken back to...


Sep 12, 2019

Lexy and Nicole discuss Brittany Runs A Marathon, the movie's relatable story of Brittany's struggle, our appreciation for Jillian Bell's non-stereotypical Hollywood body, and the body positivity movement and it's issues with weight loss. Read about some of the flak the movie caught for its weight loss story line in


Aug 29, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss Where'd You Go Bernadette, our wildly divergent opinions on the movie, the comparison to  the book, and the theme of re-finding your passion late in life and how it relates to the podcast we make. We discuss the juxtaposition of analog and digital creativity.

Garret recommends Death of an...


Aug 15, 2019

Stacy and Nicole discuss Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the more meditative style of the movie, the overbearing sound design, feet-- all the shots of feet, our differing views on Cliff as a killer, and the misogyny surrounding the movie. Ultimately, we rule that this wasn't so much a case of misogyny given his...