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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.

Jan 16, 2020

Stacy and Nicole discuss Like a Boss, how it's possible to make that unfunny a comedy with that cast, how the movie is both formulaic and misunderstands both women and the beauty industry, and how the movie should have tackled real issues in selling beauty to women. We find the movie tone-deaf in understanding the...


Jan 2, 2020

Christopher and Nicole discuss 1917, the incredible craft of the movie, the balance it achieved in presenting the beautiful and the grotesque, the over-saturation of World War II as the "good war" versus other conflicts. We are happy to see such a beautifully crafted movie about World War I. Revisit George...


Dec 25, 2019

Christopher and Nicole discuss Queen & Slim, hotly debate the character of Queen/Angela, how much we appreciate the cinematography and music, and how well the movie explores the black experience. We debate whether the couple would have ended up dead if they had handled the cop differently. Read why the director and...


Dec 19, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss Knives Out, how much we loved the fun comedy and the social commentary, the camera techniques that fed into the theme of the film, and the complications of inherited wealth. The movie takes equal opportunity pot shots at the wealthy. For more ensemble mystery movie fun, check out the original...


Dec 5, 2019

Stacy and Nicole discuss A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and how overall it left us both cold, the movie's strange choice in telling the story of Lloyd instead of Mr. Rogers, and how the movie fails in every way to understand the dynamic of children estranged from a parent. We vastly prefer the documentary