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Movies that Matter is the podcast going beyond basic film criticism to boldly explore a social issue affecting people's lives.

Aug 30, 2018

Nicole and Garrett discuss Crazy Rich Asians, the movie's charm as a rom-com that still has depth, the dismantling of Asian American stereotypes, and old money vs. the nouvea riche. For more from Garrett, read his review on Cinema Babel. For differing perspectives on watching Singapore on film, read Stephanie Foo's Vox

Aug 16, 2018

Nicole and Garret discuss Christopher Robin, disagree on the charm of the movie, and talk about the realities of work. Check out Vox for the overuse of lens flare. Fact check-- most people only work about three hours a day. Also in this episode, Garret describes how the 100 Acre Wood characters are used to...

Aug 2, 2018

Nicole and Christopher discuss Eighth Grade, how overrated it is, and the failure to write a complex young woman. Nicole prefers Welcome to the Dollhouse which has a more believable central character. Nicole also can't believe anyone would describe Kayla as smart or intuitive. Mentioned in this episode, Lindsay Ellis's...