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We are educators connecting academic ideas to popular culture

    Love YA! Enola Holmes

    Love YA! Enola Holmes

    It's a fun romp for your holiday weekend! Maren and Martha enjoy the fluffy adventure Enola Holmes, a 2020 Netflix original directed by Harry Bradbeer and starring Millie Bobby Brown, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, and Louis Partridge.

    • 50 min
    Episode 91: Interpreting the Classics

    Episode 91: Interpreting the Classics

    There have been a lot of late 19th century, early 20th century works of literature adapted for modern cinema recently. Pete and Martha put some of the most recent offerings under their microscope and hash out what works, what doesn't, and how Martha would have improved on the 2020 Netflix adaptation of Rebecca.

    Homework for the episode: Rebecca (2020, dir. Ben Wheatley), Little Women (2019, dir. Greta Gerwig) and The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020, created by Mike Flanagan)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Love YA! Ghost Town

    Love YA! Ghost Town

    Honestly, telling you this episode is about the 2008 movie Ghost Town, directed by David Koepp and starring Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, and Tea Leoni, is burying the lede: what really happens is Maren and Martha hash out what does and does not make a romantic comedy.

    • 58 min
    Episode 90: Folk Horror

    Episode 90: Folk Horror

    You: Halloween was four days ago. We, intellectuals: It's never too late to get spooky. Pete and Martha delve into the wild and wonderful world of folk horror, discussing an early example (The Wicker Man [1973], dir. Robin Hardy) and a sample from the recent resurgence (Midsommar [2019], dir. Ari Aster). Why DO so many people get killed in the woods? Come with us to find out...

    • 56 min
    Love YA! Hocus Pocus

    Love YA! Hocus Pocus

    It's just a bunch of hocus pocus...Maren and Martha get down with the spooky season by watching this perennial kid's Halloween classic. Released in 1993, directed by Kenny Ortega, and starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and more.

    • 50 min
    Episode 89: Failed Oscar Bait

    Episode 89: Failed Oscar Bait

    What makes a movie awards bait fodder? What happens when you have a movie that perfectly checks of all of the boxes but still falls flat? Why do most Oscar bait movies suck so bad? Pete and Martha get into all of this and more on today's episode discussing J. Edgar (2011, dir. Clint Eastwood) and Mary, Queen of Scots (2018, dir. Josie Rourke).

    Next week: Folk horror! Homework: The Wicker Man (1973, dir. Robin Hardy) and Midsommar (2019, dir. Ari Aster).

    • 1 hr 9 min

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