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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.

Dec 14, 2017

Stacy, Nicole, and Garrett discuss Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, redemption for morally questionable characters, and male loneliness. Check out the Boston Globe article on declining male friendships with discussion by The Good Men Project.

Stacy recommends Godless and John Boyega watching the Star...

Nov 16, 2017

Stacy, Nicole, and Jen discuss Murder on the Orient Express, the role of justice, truth, and vengeance in society, and whether we're ready for a kinder, less jerky genius detective. We revisit some of the themes from our Logan episode and for a hilarious satire of Poirot and other famous detectives, check out Murder by...

Nov 2, 2017

Stacy and Nicole discuss Only the Brave, work-life balance and the new masculinity, and development in disaster-prone areas. Check out the original GQ article that inspired the movie and hear Planet Money's story on the problems with flood...

Oct 19, 2017

Adam and Stacy (and Jane the cat) argue with Nicole about Blade Runner 2049, the craft of film making, the nature of consciousness, and the human need to anthropomorphize inanimate objects. This is everything you need to know about fan wanking.

Adam recommends The Good Son and Stacy recommends The Wonder...

Oct 5, 2017

In a special pre-Halloween episode of Movies that Matter, Stacy discusses the remake of Stephen King's horror classic It, societal apathy regarding systemic problems like child abuse, and the new role of horror films as social critique.