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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 24, 2019

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...


Jun 7, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss Rocketman, how happy we were to see an old-fashioned musical, the deft camerawork and choreography, and the journey to recovery. Read about Egerton’s transformation into Elton John. Also, learn more about how the overdose to concert scene was created.

Garret recommends Me and The Death and...


May 23, 2019

Stacy and Nicole discuss Poms, how the performances elevated a poor script, female companionship and the value of intergenerational friendships, and the tired of message of female empowerment through other women. We wonder who the movie was meant for and why any woman needs to be reminded that she needs women in her...


May 9, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss Ugly Dolls, the quirky and fun animation, how Janelle Monae stole the movie, the state of the animated musical, and how the movie’s message about what it means to be considered defective makes a good analogy for how deaf people have created their own flourishing culture. We cover a little...


Apr 25, 2019

Garret S and Nicole discuss High Life, how wrong the critics were to praise the art of the film and ignore all its plot and thematic flaws, how little we can say about the movie because it made no sense, and the movie’s discomforting portrayal of sex including rape and masturbation. We discuss some trigger warnings...