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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 6, 2018

Nicole and Jen discuss Widows, the stellar performances by the entire cast (especially the sweet-faced Olivia), our interpretations of critical moments in the film like the ending, differing opinions on the son subplot, and break down the movie’s criticism of corruption inherent in Chicago’s institutions.

Jen...


Nov 22, 2018

Nicole and Garret discuss Boy Erased, the need for a trigger warning for the very graphic rape scene, Nicole Kidman in one of her best roles, the toll of taking on heavy emotional content, and how we’d rewrite the ending. We tackle how we deal with parents who won’t accept us and how damaging it is to be disowned....


Nov 8, 2018

Nicole and Garret discuss A Star is Born, the skill of the direction, the stellar vocal and acting performances, and how talent relates to fame. Check out this article from Vox defining a four quadrant movie.

Garret recommends Lady Gaga’s acoustic performances and checking out the career progression of Bradley...


Oct 25, 2018

Nicole and Garrett discuss Bad Times at the El Royale, how the quality of the cinematic elements don’t match the poor plot, the fact that the horror genre is making the highest quality films these days, and how genre films get snubbed by the Oscars. Read how The Guardian coined the sub-genre “post-horror” to...


Oct 11, 2018

For our special extended Black Panther episode Nicole and Stacy switch off hosting the discussion with Sarí and Christopher. We discuss the merits of Chadwick Boseman, the power of Disney and representation, the badassery of the women in the movie, tradition and family, growing up black in America, and the historical...