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The gentleman's post-credits discourse. Enthusiastic and tactful, hosts Eddie Villanueva and Spencer Williams offer candid observations about current events in the movie industry, film reviews and various other movie buff sundries. When the lights come up, the conversation goes down.

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    Lesson 298: 2021 in Review - Hindsight is 20/21 (Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 94:00

    The Filmlosophers and intern Amy take one last look behind them as they reminisce and debate on 2021's offering of film, fun and filmlosophy! The Nostalgic Noodles reflect on reviews and episodes that really stuck out during this past year. Which film made everyone's top spot? Which one made them wish they could unsee it? Grab your notepads & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 297: The Matrix Resurrections - A Wachowski Ouchie (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 80:05


    The Filmlosophers take a last leap with intern Amy as they jump into the new year with a look at Warner Bros new take on the neo-futuristic film saga, The Matrix Resurrections. The Unplugged Underlings give their take on HBO Max's attempt to reboot a beloved film franchise. Does the film give us a new fresh take on the system that imprisons us? Or does this project need to be sent back to the source? Grab your black trench coats & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 296: Spider-Man: No Way Home - Cardial Direction (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 90:06

    The Filmlosophers and intern Amy swing through the doors with their excitement over Marvel's latest entry in the Web Slinger's tale, Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Web-head Wackos cannot keep their lips tight as they gush about the latest Marvel masterpiece. How has this film stacked up against all other Spidey films? Grab your web shooters & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 295: Season of Suffering - Lifetime's “Mistletoe & Menorahs” and Netflix's “The Knight before Christmas” (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 81:19

    The Filmlosophers drag along with Intern Amy as they recollect their Season of Suffering with a review of Lifetime's “Mistletoe & Menorahs” and Netflix's “The Knight before Christmas.” The Cinematic Sadists endure the pain of poor storytelling and low production value as they try to understand the allure of movies like these.Do they crack the code on these films? Grab your wine & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 294: Disney's Encanto - Familial Fractures (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 78:01


    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy trace their genealogical roots through the lens of Disney's Encanto. The Disney Fiends reveal familial parallels with the latest work coming out of the House of Mouse's “Revival Era.” Does Encanto showcase the highlights of the studio's new direction? Or has the targeting of Millenials created a stunted formula sure to fail? Grab your candles & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 293: Red Notice - Dimming Stars (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 85:03

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy trudge through the murky depths of Netflix to relish the pain that is Red Notice. The Tormented Trio traverse through the star-studded picture, begging to question the streaming giant's logic. Does the film make comedy gold, or fool's gold? We also introduce a brand new segment led by our intern, Jane Unseen! So grab your eggs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 292: Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Nostalgia Resurrected (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 73:57


    The Filmlosophers cross over into the otherworldly as they converse with the dead (and each other) on the latest entry in the ghost-hunting franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.The original Dynamic Duo reminisce on the franchise that founded their love of movies as they open up about the 2021 film. Does Afterlife breathe new life in to the franchise? Or are the film critics spot on about the latest attempt? Grab your proton packs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Extra Credit: V/H/S Franchise - Cigarette Burns and Evil Turns (Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 75:57

    Never one to go long without discussing Horror, the crew breakdown their thoughts on the unique and obscure world that is the V/H/S franchise! Joined by friend of the show Ben, the guys journey back to the anthological oddities found in the freakish found footage films. How do they stack up to each other? Strap in and grab your popcorn for some fun and mayhem in this week's Extra Credit!

    Lesson 291: Marvel's Eternals - Curse of Kirby (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 87:39


    The Filmlosophers ascend to a god-like state of mind as they discuss the impact of Marvel's latest entry into the cosmic saga, Eternals. In a deep dive of genius Jack Kirby's mind, we discuss this obscure yet powerful movie from Marvel Studios. How does the Eternals fit into the MCU? Where does the next steps take us? Grab your cosmic surfboard & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 290: ‘80s Horror Films - Spooky Time Memories (Special Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 83:24

    The Filmlosophers spare no expense as they are joined by special guests Sacramento filmmaker T.J. Aguilar and Capeless Crusader host Anthony Esteves for a trip down memory lane to talk about ‘80s horror films! How has this decade of cinema impacted the industry today? What are some of the films that changed some the lives of the Quick-witted Quintessentials? Grab your blockbuster card & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 289: Halloween Kills - Triplicate Psychology (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 80:12


    The Filmlosophers continue their celebration of the month of spooktacular with a chat over the latest horror offering of the year, Halloween Kills. Do the Tantamount Trio feel the fear and dread Michael has brought for decades? Or has the knife-wielding sociopath lost its presence to newer horror icons? Grab Old Huckleberry & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 288: Creepshow 2 - Absentminded Adolescence (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 44:46

    With Eddie gone, Spencer is joined by Ben this week as the pair dive into the 1987's horror classic, Creepshow 2. Do dumb teens making dumb decisions hold the movie back from being entertain? Or are there enough scares to warrant this sequel? Grab your poorly designed wigs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 287: Venom: Let There Be Carnage…and Confusion - (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 82:04


    The Filmlosophers kick off the spooky season with a lethal recollection of the recent Sony-Marvel sequel release, Venom: Let There Be Carnage. The Symbiotic Soulmates are joined by Jack of All Flights host, Jack Nordby, to take a closer look at the film. Has Sony created CGI magic in Vernon 2? Or are the glaring issues too difficult to ignore? Grab your chocolate & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 286: Malignant - Ocular Resection (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 84:01

    The Filmlosophers perform a cinematic dissection on James Wan's latest horror offering, Malignant. The Cantankerous Citizens dive deep into the mind of Wan and pull back the flesh of his recent creation. Has the director delivered a new shift in the horror genre? Or does Malignant's presence only keep us wanting more? Grab your scalpels & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 285: Dear Evan Hansen (2021) - Cinematic Thespionage (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 96:49

    The Filmlosophers wave through a window as they discuss musicals and their adaptations with a review of the latest stage-to-screen film, Dear Evan Hansen. Alongside musical enthusiast Intern Amy, the crew chat about how much this adaptation honored its predecessor- and how it didn't. So grab your tree branches & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 284: Enrichment Courses - (Lesson 81) Mother! (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 83:34


    The Filmlosophers pull out some of the old textbooks and begin a new Enrichment Course with a revisit of Lesson 81, and the discussion of Darren Aronofsky's Mother!. In a new series called Enrichment Courses the Sentimental Socialites will take you back to some of the most interesting and unique conversations of their podcast history. So grab your paintbrushes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 283: Shang Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings - Culture Appreciation (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 91:01

    The Filmlosophers embark on a mystic journey to uncover the beauty and wonder of Marvel Studio's  latest film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The Sanctimonious Seekers discuss the magic behind the plethora of sights to be seen in the film. Does Marvel finally understand the power of inclusivity and representation? Or does the film seek to only entertain the thought? Grab your pet DiJangs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 282: Candyman (2021) - Bittersweet Anthropology (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 73:03

    The Filmlosophers are joined once again by Ben to bring the sweets to the sweet and talk about Nia DaCosta's eerily beautiful work with 2021's Candyman. The Terrified Trifecta dive deep into how well this film worked. Does the story stir up the social commentary to make it a true spiritual sequel? Or has the tune of Candyman's name merely become an old wives tale now? Grab your paint brushes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 281: Candyman (1992) - Sweet, Sweet Lore (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 62:02


    The Filmlosophers find themselves in front of a mirror, ready to spill their thoughts on the 1992 classic horror tale, Candyman. The Reflective Rapscallions divulge their take on the folklore that haunted our childhoods. Does the fear and deep storytelling create an experience that lives on forever? Or has the bogeyman finally lost its bite in a callous age? Grab your hooks & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 280: The Green Knight (2021) - Arthurian Lit 101 (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 87:35

    The Filmlosophers take on the Christmas challenge with Intern Amy as we delve into Arthurian tales with a discussion of A24's The Green Knight (2021). The Virtuous Vicars gear up to ride out and meet the tale head-on that has created conversation for centuries. Has A24 found a new way to tell classic tales for a young audience? Or has The Green Knight pigeonholed its audience to a small window of fans? Grab your axes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 279: Free Guy (2021) - Sweet Sweet Fantasy (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 61:54


    The Filmlosophers jump out of the real world and right into the fun of Shawn Levy's Free Guy. The Desktop Desperados get wrapped in the crazy virtual world with all the Ryan Reynolds's goodliness! Has the secret to creating video game to film adaptations finally been cracked? Or has Free Guy made another free fall into failure for gamers like us? Grab your gaming peripherals & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 278: The Suicide Squad (2021) - Gunn's Blazing (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 64:47


    The Filmlosophers fight against the odds to discuss James Gunn's upcoming DC masterpiece, The Suicide Squad. The Spandex Cellies get an advanced viewing of James Gunn's latest work, and trust me, we are NOT disappointed. Has Gunn reshaped the way WB and DC will create movies? Or will the humor and hype take away from the lessons to be learned? Grab your javelins & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 277: Palm Springs (2020) - Timey Wimey (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 65:52

    The Filmlosophers ends their cinematic exploration of Summer Flings as Intern Any reveals her final pick of the month, 2020's Palm Springs. The Time Lords open Pandora's box with a deep dive into Hulu's hit exclusive film from last year. Has Palm Springs reignited hope for streaming service original movies? Or does Andy Samberg overwhelm the flick with his humor? Grab your wedding invites & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 276: Roman Holiday (1953) - Vespa Veritas (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 76:13

    The Filmlosophers journey with Intern Amy by the colosseum to discuss a Summer fling favorite in the renowned classic film, Roman Holiday (1953). The Romantic Romanos vacate the Vatican to make room for a chat about one of Intern Amy's favorite films. Has Roman Holiday continued to be a staple in the rom-com genre? Or has the destination become more important than the journey? Grab your crowns & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 275: Amélie (2001) - Couleurs de Films (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 76:56

    The Filmlosophers continue their summer fling as Intern Amy navigates the Rhone to review the modern French classic film, Amélie (2001). The Compétente Comrades take a whimsical journey through the mind of Jean-Pierre Jeunet to unveil this cult classic. Has Amélie aged like a fine wine? Or has French cinema lost its iconic roots? Grab your baguettes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 274: 50 First Dates (2004) - Live. Sleep. Repeat. (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 88:05

    The Filmlosophers give Intern Amy the reins as they embark on a journey through summer fling flicks with a review of Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates (2004).

    Lesson 273: Luca (2021) - Silencio Execs (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 84:00


    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy are swept away by the beauty of Disney-Pixar's Luca (2021). The Bravissimo Burros dissect the Italian-inspired picturesque film coming out of the House of Mouse. Will the team behind Coco be able to catch lightning in a bottle twice? Or will the studio's inner turmoil take precedence over the attention to the film? Grab your gelato & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 272: In the Heights (2021) - Pure Sueños (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 78:58

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy sway and dance around the discussion of the musical-inspired recent drop from HBO Max, In the Heights (2021). The Bachata Brood find the harmonious notes in the latest on-screen musical adaptation. Does the Latinx culture really shine like Lin Manuel's singing? Or does the film hold some false truths about representation? Grab your piragua & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 271: Two Filmlosophers and Their Dads (Father's Days Special)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 48:09

    The Filmlosophers celebrate a special day as they discuss life and  films with the men who helped shape them into who they are today: their fathers. The Paternal Pals share a conversation about the movies that made them, and how they view them today. Do many of the questions about the Filmlosophers get answered by their dads? Grab your dad jokes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 270: A Quiet Place II - Monstrous Adolescence (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 67:05

    The Filmlosophers are joined by the very first Jr Filmlosopher, Sarah, to discuss the teen-driven sequel by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place II. The Muted Maestros break down the silent -but deadly- aspects of the film. Does John Krasinski create terror gold again with his follow-up? Or does the sound of silence no longer hold its tune due adolescent ineptitude? Grab your oxygen tanks & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 269: The Mitchells vs the Machine - Tech Corruption (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 60:27

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take their love for tech gadgets to a new level with a discussion of Netflix's The Mitchells vs the Machines. The Digital Divas give Sony Animation a chance to wow us again by viewing their first Netflix exclusive. Does Sony continue to impress  after the incredible work Into the Spider-Verse? Or does the lightning in a bottle moment seem to fade, along with Somy's animation quality? Grab your camera & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 268: MAYDAY! - Geostorm (2017) - New Armagedden? (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 67:07


    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy light up the sky with special guest Alex Amaro to send their final MAYDAY as they discuss 2017's Geostorm. The Quarrelsome Quartet prepare for the final discussion of the month on a disaster flick none of them had seen! Does Geostorm offer a fresh new look at disaster films in the new age? Or does the film only highlight the ridiculousness of the genre? Grab your thermometers & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 267: MAYDAY! - Armageddon - Destructive Romance (1998) (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 66:12

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy drill down to the nitty-gritty as they send up their MAYDAY for the month of May in Michael Bay's Armageddon (1998). The Transfixed Trio prepares for impact with this asteroid-crashing disaster flick. Does Michael Bay create a true sense of terror and imminent danger? Or does the film's many scientific inaccuracies take away from the experience? Grab your drills & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 266: MAYDAY! - The Day After Tomorrow (2004) (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 64:57

    The Filmlosophers send up they're MAYDAY for the month of May with a look at Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow (2004). The Destructive Duo prepare for impact with this chilly disaster flick. Does Emmerich bring his thrilling sci-fi vibes for a second time? Or did lightning only strike one for the ID4 director? Grab your barometers & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 265: Star Wars Day - Skywalker Saga (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 100:04


    The Filmlosophers, along with Padawan Amy, knock the sand from their boots and raise a glass of blue milk to another trip ‘round the galaxy for a Star Wars Day discussion of the Skywalker Saga. The Jedi Counsel convenes to render a decision on the original trilogy, prequel trilogy and sequel trilogy. Is there a unanimous decision as to which trilogy best represents the universe? Or will the Bantha poo-doo hit the fan in this Duel of the Fates? Grab your droids & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 264: Mortal Kombat (2021) - Whoopsie? (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 69:10

    The Filmlosophers test their might (of knowledge) by battling their way through a discussion of HBO Max's recent video game adaptation, Mortal Kombat (2021). The Gargantuan Goro's prepare for the film that revisits their beloved video game saga. Does the new film create a new experience for fans of the franchise? Or has this latest attempt only join the pile of fallen video game movie attempts? Grab your quarters & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 263: Concrete Cowboy - An Unexpected Ride (Spoiler)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 54:44

    The Filmlosophers blaze the trail through the concrete jungle to explore Netflix's latest release, Concrete Cowboy. The Voracious Vaqueros tear back the pages of history and reveal a truth about the American image of cowboys in the film. Does the Netflix film reveal a unique and incredible aspect of Philly? Or have the expectations from the streaming service fall short of its competitors? Grab your saddles & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 262: The Wrestler - A Tragic Match (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 74:46

    The Filmlosophers honor the recent WWE Wrestlemania event with a solid exploration of 2008's heart-wrenching film from Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler. The Duo is joined again by friend of the show Ben to unwrap everything this film has to say. Does Aronofsky give a true and real glimpse of aging wrestlers? Or has the filmmaker's imagination stretched the realm of disbelief too far, like an old pair of faded tights? Grab your steel chairs & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 261: Godzilla vs Kong - Not Feeling the Bern (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 66:14

    The Filmlosophers are joined by friend of the show, Ben, to discuss the monstrous outcome of HBO and Legendary's Godzilla vs Kong. The Titanic Trio examines the dynamics of the recently released product of the famous kaiju franchise. Has the latest film breathed new life into the newly minted monster verse? Or have the human elements begun to stomp out the Titans in all the wrong ways? Grab your axes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 260: Capeless Crossover Event! Zack Snyder's Justice League - Part 2 (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 54:57

    The Filmlosophers and The Capeless Crusaders return for the second half of our two-part event in our epic crossover review of Zack Snyder's Justice League! The Disastrous Dudes (& Dudette) conclude their incredible conversation about the Snyder cut, & where we see the franchise headed in the future. Has the artistic expression of Zack Snyder really changed the layout of the DCEU? Or will the toxicity this fandom has created spread to other areas? Grab your mother boxes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 259: Capeless Crossover Event! Zack Snyder's Justice League (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 47:58

    The Filmlosophers unite with fellow epic podcast, The Capeless Crusaders, in a massive crossover event to review the latest from the DCEU and WB, Zack Snyder's Justice League! The Commanding Compadres discuss how much has changed in this release, and if it measures up. Does the Snyder Cut create a much-needed change in experience for viewers? Or has the hype and the cyberbullying pushed fans too far away? Grab your lassos & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's very special episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 258: Back2Back: Coming to/2 America (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 68:11


    The Filmlosophers travel to Zamunda and Queens to discover the quirky comedic mind of Eddie Murphy in a back-to-back review of Coming to/2 America. The Dynamite Dudes discuss the impact the first film has had on comedy even until today, and how the sequel measures up. Does Eddie Murphy tap into that incredible comedic vein to deliver to fans a true-to-form sequel? Or does Coming 2 America feel like a cash grab and a half? Grab your McDowell's & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 257: Raya and the Last Dragon (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 72:52

    The Filmlosophers explore the world of Kumandra as they discuss the latest from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Raya and the Last Dragon. The Fantastical Few weigh the film for its ability to show proper Asian representation against the amount it costs to watch it. Does Raya give enough opportunities to allow an all-Asian cast to shine? Or has the price to see the film do darn high? Grab your congee & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 256: The Vigil - Meshuga Memories (Review)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 60:51

    The Filmlosophers find spookity vibes early in the year as they discuss IFC Film's latest serving of independent goodness in Keith Thomas's The Vigil. The Schmoozey Schlemiels discuss the unique perspective Thomas's directorial debut shares. Does The Vigil give enough insight to create a cultural open door for audiences? Or has the market already become oversaturated with demonic films? Grab your yamakas & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 255: Judas and the Black Messiah (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021 68:19

    The Filmlosophers revisit our vicious history in the 2021 Warner Bros Pictures and HBO original film, Judas and the Black Messiah. The Vigilant Vigilantes explore the dark corners of our nation to uncover the truth surrounding Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Do films like this really create an opportunity for educating? Or do the greedy eyes of studios see dollar signs in our past pain and suffering? Grab your berets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 254: The Willoughbys - ¿Que Hora Es? (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 72:01


    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy dive deep into familial love while discussing Netflix's animated hit of 2020, The Willoughbys. The Colloquial Colleagues become enraptured by the children's book adaptation of family, friendship, & fantastic follicles. Is time too much of a factor that dwindles the impact of this film? Or will the warmth and impeccable voice acting steal the show? Grab your mustaches & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!


    Lesson 253: Malcolm & Marie - (Gas)Lit Conversations (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2021 93:56

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy attempt to maneuver through the destructive nature of the titular characters in Netflix's Malcolm & Marie. The Tempestuous Temptations discuss the haunted themes of this film and recognize the dangers of portraying toxic relationships. Do the performances outweigh the impact of how the two characters treat each other? Or is this a misdirected excuse for using gaslighting in film? Grab your records & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 252: The Invisible Man (2020) - The Psychology of Anxiety (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021 57:47

    The Filmlosophers go back a year to discuss one of Eddie's top films of 2020, The Invisible Man (2020). The Visible Vicars clash as they don't see eye to eye on a film hailed as one of the best of last year. Do the unique messaging and obvious gaslighting parallels seem to go over their head? Or does the film seem too hyped for its own good? Grab your invisible capes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 251: 2020 - The Best Movies of an Abysmal Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021 77:18

    The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a long, hard look at the past 12 months to find the best of the dumpster fire known as 2020. The Cinematic Censors revisit the past year to find the hidden gems during a dreary time in our lives. Will the crew find the silver lining when the industry was at its lowest? Or, much like the rest of the year, will they struggle to find the light at the end of the tunnel? Grab your numbered lists & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 250: One Night in Miami - Discriminatory Calculus (Spoilers)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 64:29

    The Filmlosophers dive deep into the study of change as they dissect Regina King's directorial debut, One Night in Miami. The Diligent Dynamos explore the fictitious -but no less impactful- account of four influential civil rights leaders and friends coming together one fateful night. Does this account of history create a spark in today's society? Or does the story veer too far into disbelief? Grab your thinking caps & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

    Lesson 249: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Psychology of the Blues

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 59:04

    The Filmlosophers are Chicago bound as they discover the wonders of Blues in the 1920s with a discussion of Netflix's latest release, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The Fanciful Fellas experience one of August Wilson's adaptations in the comfort of their own home. Do Ma and the gang create a magnificent layering of storytelling and acting? Or will the film drown amidst the sea of new releases every week? Grab your trumpets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week's episode of The Filmlosophers!

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