Jamal Joseph has done many things with his life from activism to teaching to filmmaking, and his latest movie, "Chapter & Verse" is about to hit theaters. Joseph, the director and co-writer of the movie, stops by the podcast this week to talk to us about how his documentary background helped influence this film and how it might be received differently today, in our post-Presidential election world, from when he initially filmed it.
Chess isn't what instantly springs to mind when one thinks of sports, but Mira Nair's "Queen of Katwe," which focuses on chess, is most definitely a sports film. It features all the expected rhythms of such a movie, with its underdog overcomes adversity tale.
Last Friday, January 20th, "Queen of Katwe" provided Josh with some much needed solace in this country that seems increasingly like an anti-underdog story.
The latest installment in the "Death Race" franchise, "Death Race 2050" is out on Blu-ray this week and we're taking a look at what it means to be that sort of a purposefully silly, intentionally over-the-top, movie. Is it sometimes used as a cover for mistakes, is it used to get a message in, or is it just all pretend?
As zombie apocalypse films go, "Train to Busan" is a solid one, a highly enjoyable gut-muncher but not one without logic flaws. In today's podcast we discuss one of these flaws and try to work out why it's there. Truth be told, we think politics may be involved.