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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.

Sep 27, 2018

Nicole and Garret discuss White Boy Rick, the movie’s failure to tell a good story, and outgrowth of the war on drugs from the 1980s crack epidemic. Read the Atavist article for an overview of the true story of Rick Wershe Jr.

Garret recommends Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right and The...

Sep 13, 2018

Nicole and Christopher discuss Operation Finale, antisemitism, and the “banality of evil”. The Columbia Journalism Review covers the public outrage over the New York Times story on a neo-Nazi. Hear Jason Kessler profess that he’s like totally not a Nazi on a terrible NPR interview. Christopher misspoke—