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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.

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...


Aug 1, 2019

Christopher and Nicole with special guest, Dan, discuss The Farewell and the issues that come along with generational conflicts that cross international boundaries as well. We disagree about the actual quality of the filmmaking particularly the bizarre score, Dan discusses the dissonance between what was...


Jul 18, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss Midsommar, the superior craft of the film in terms of cinematography, art direction, and acting, but the overall letdown of the story, the very realistic portrayal of grief, and what does a garden level bad boyfriend really deserve? As a current and a former grad student, we're here to tell...


Jul 5, 2019

Adam and Nicole discuss Yesterday, how determined we were not to be charmed by it and how utterly we failed, how we felt the film struck the right balance between high concept and fairy tale, and the central message of the movie: is it better to achieve greatness and die young or live a long life of mediocrity. We...


Jun 20, 2019

Lexy and Nicole discuss Late Night, the genius of Emma Thompson, the particular care the movie showed to costuming, differing roles of women in the workplace, and being the diversity hire. The movie doesn't pull its punches on diversity hiring in contrast to undeserved success by nepotism. The movie is is a funny comedy...