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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.

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


Nov 21, 2019

Adam and Nicole discuss Dr. Sleep, our overall enjoyment of the film as we pick apart some of the flaws, some of the differences between the book and the film, how quality horror connects with us, and the film's treatment of alcoholism. Read how Mike Flanagan discussed the film with Stephen King.

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Nov 7, 2019

Jen and Nicole discuss Harriet, how the movie fell flat despite excellent performances by the cast, the serious problem with the black slave catcher character who was a grotesque stereotype, and how badly the supernatural element undercut the true heroism of Harriet Tubman. Ultimately, we're let down by the portrayal of...


Featured in the Washington City Paper

Oct 29, 2019

Nicole Funari was interviewed in the Washington City Paper on making Movies That Matter. Read the article here.


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...