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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.

Movies That Matter Nicole Funari

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4, 19 Ratings

Movies that Matter is the podcast going beyond basic film criticism to boldly explore a social issue affecting people's lives.

    Impact 10: Queer Cinema I AUDIO ONLY

    Impact 10: Queer Cinema I AUDIO ONLY

    AUDIO ONLY VERSION
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    This Impact 10 episode features Stacy, Lexy, Nicole and Garret discussing Queer Cinema. Stacy tackles award winners, Lexy talks activism and politics, Nicole covers AIDS and Garret discusses culture. We wade into how queer cinema and queer stories have changed over time.
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    • 44 min
    Introducing Impact 10

    Introducing Impact 10

    Introducing Impact 10, a video series from Movies that Matter highlighting the movies that helped change the world.
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    My Favorite Alien

    My Favorite Alien

    Movie that Matter presents My Favorite Alien, the video panel created for Awesome Con online. Stacy, Garret, Lexy, and Christopher chooses a favorite movie alien to visit earth and explain the benefits to humanity.

    • 17 min
    The Hunt and the Current Pandemic

    The Hunt and the Current Pandemic

    Adam and Nicole discuss The Hunt, how the movie entertains as horror, but fails on satire, the ridiculousness of the whole controversy, some of our favorite satires, and how we think the coronovirus pandemic will affect the current political dynamic. Check out Citizen Ruth and Idiocracy. Read a timeline of the controversy from Vulture.
    Adam recommends Blue Ruin and Green Room. Nicole recommends The Last Supper.

    • 41 min
    The Invisble Man and the Legacy of Domestic Abuse Movies

    The Invisble Man and the Legacy of Domestic Abuse Movies

    Jen and Nicole discuss The Invisible Man, how effective the technique was in creating a scary movie, how we appreciate the focus on the emotional trauma rather than the physical trauma of domestic abuse, and how we feel about the revenge fantasy of domestic violence movies. We question why domestic violence hasn't had its #MeToo moment. Shout out to @lulamaybelle for her commentary on male critics. Check out the landmark movie The Burning Bed.
    Jen recommends the pantheon of abuse movies, The Burning Bed, Enough, Sleeping With The Enemy, and What's Love Got To Do With It. Nicole recommends the Catch and Kill podcast.
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    • 45 min
    The Photograph and How We Fall in Love

    The Photograph and How We Fall in Love

    Garrett E and Nicole discuss The Photograph, our differing opinions on the movie, what it takes to sell a romance and breakup, and the difference between what we're told and we're shown in the movie. We strongly disagree on whether the character's lack of good qualities made their romance unwatchable. Check out the article on how the movie was filmed.
    Nicole recommends Jumping the Broom and the author Dorothy West and her book, The Wedding. Garrett recommends his curated list on films on love:
    Casablanca Brief Encounter Cold War If Beale Street Could Talk Unfaithful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Blue is the Warmest Color La La Land Her Check out our website where you can sign up for our newsletter and visit our store, talk to us on Twitter, visit our Facebook Page, and please leave a review for us on iTunes.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

livimeikle ,

Smart, fun, entertaining and unique

There are way too many "two dudes rambling on about movies they like" podcasts in the world. This is not that pdocast. The hosts are smart, witty, and well-informed and their conversations are thought-provoking, "high-level," and super-smart, but never snobby or long-winded. They make me think harder about the movies I've seen and the "work" those movies are doing in our society, and they make me want to see the movies they discuss that I haven's seen. Which is, I think, the highest compliment someone can give a movie pod. Highly recommended.

Cindymom5 ,

Waste of time!

Very immature ideas expressed. Too much giggling. Will not return.

Wonder Woman (Courtney) ,

Love it.

This podcast totally helps me choose which movies are worth my time and money. It feels like a chat over coffee with friends about life, culture, and cinema. Smart, funny, and entertaining.

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