8 episodes

A podcast that dissects the latest films down to their very core. The idea is to expose something interesting and unique about a movie so we can all form a deeper connection with it.

Colossus is a two-man team with a very busy schedule, so we'll release episodes as often as we can. Hope you enjoy!

Your Brain on Film New School Critics

    • Film Reviews

A podcast that dissects the latest films down to their very core. The idea is to expose something interesting and unique about a movie so we can all form a deeper connection with it.

Colossus is a two-man team with a very busy schedule, so we'll release episodes as often as we can. Hope you enjoy!

    A Battle for Creative Freedom: Why the Tarantino Backlash Could Be Bad for Hollywood

    A Battle for Creative Freedom: Why the Tarantino Backlash Could Be Bad for Hollywood

    Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is being ripped apart for its false portrayal of Bruce Lee. And that backlash could in fact ruin the movie's Oscar ambitions. Thus, an important question arises: do we care more about facts and information...or do we care more about the artistic, culture-shifting power of storytelling?
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 7 min
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Redemption for Sharon Tate

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Redemption for Sharon Tate

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino's love letter to the film industry. On this episode, I’ll explore the divisive American landscape of the 1960s and how Charles Manson exploited it. I’ll also provide a little history on a major shift in Hollywood, and how Tarantino created a meta-film that romanticizes the power of movies from that storied era.
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 31 min
    First Reformed: Some Advice from F. Scott Fitzgerald

    First Reformed: Some Advice from F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The stress of holding contradictory beliefs—also known as cognitive dissonance—is a common struggle everyone experiences. Just...not everyone can cope with it.  First Reformed is the cinematic encapsulation of what can happen when we allow that dissonance to consume us.
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 22 min
    BlacKkKlansman: Between the World and Spike Lee

    BlacKkKlansman: Between the World and Spike Lee

    Gone With the Wind and Birth of a Nation are two films that depict the America many white men would like to live in. Spike Lee uses BlacKkKlansman to cinematically survey the decades-long fallout from those racist attitudes, recalling concepts and truths from Ta-Nehisi Coates' book "Between the World and Me" to depict African Americans' ever-present struggle to exist comfortably in their black bodies.
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 19 min
    Mid90s: Yeezus Just Rose Again

    Mid90s: Yeezus Just Rose Again

    Filmmakers are often heavily influenced by other artists, including musicians. And that musical influence guides the way they tell stories. I'd like to make a case that there's a deeper story to Mid90s than what appears on the surface—and it largely stems from Jonah Hill's infatuation with Kanye West.
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 26 min
    The Favourite: Rabbit Soup for the Soul

    The Favourite: Rabbit Soup for the Soul

    The rabbit-filled ending of The Favourite is, indeed, a strange one—but it's also an ending that's easy to track if we think about the movie's true story. Abigail and Sarah’s power struggle not only ruins Queen Anne, but puts the entirety of Great Britain in jeopardy. In effect, this period piece becomes a timeless, cautionary tale about the ugly effects politics can have on everyone.
    If you'd like weekly movie recommendations from the Colossus team, join the Colossus Movie Club.

    • 21 min

Top Podcasts In Film Reviews

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by New School Critics