37 episodes

Reel Review features engaging conversations about film and television with interesting folks and USC experts from across disciplines (public policy, governance, theatre, and cinema) to look at visual storytelling, media literacy, diversity, and the public good.

Hosted by Erroll Southers, PPR reminds us that film and TV are powerful and passionate mediums that not only entertain, but reflect and comment on our society. Culture, policy, and politics affect our everyday lives, ideas about how we live, and how we live together. It also influences what we watch, as well as what we take away from those programs.

We want to be smarter about the images and stories we see, and how we can be better together.

Sponsored by:

USC Price Video Services
http://www.usc.edu/pvs

USC Bedrosian Center
http://bedrosian.usc.edu

Content Partners:

USC School of Dramatic Arts
https://dramaticarts.usc.edu/

USC School of Cinematic-Arts
https://cinema.usc.edu

Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
http://priceschool.usc.edu

Reel Review Price Video Services & USC Bedrosian Center

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Reel Review features engaging conversations about film and television with interesting folks and USC experts from across disciplines (public policy, governance, theatre, and cinema) to look at visual storytelling, media literacy, diversity, and the public good.

Hosted by Erroll Southers, PPR reminds us that film and TV are powerful and passionate mediums that not only entertain, but reflect and comment on our society. Culture, policy, and politics affect our everyday lives, ideas about how we live, and how we live together. It also influences what we watch, as well as what we take away from those programs.

We want to be smarter about the images and stories we see, and how we can be better together.

Sponsored by:

USC Price Video Services
http://www.usc.edu/pvs

USC Bedrosian Center
http://bedrosian.usc.edu

Content Partners:

USC School of Dramatic Arts
https://dramaticarts.usc.edu/

USC School of Cinematic-Arts
https://cinema.usc.edu

Recorded at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
http://priceschool.usc.edu

    Bombshell (dir. Jay Roach)

    Bombshell (dir. Jay Roach)

    Listen to our team talk about the pros and cons of the latest political docudrama from Jay Roach, Bombshell. Do we think it's a film of the moment (while whitewashed quite a bit) or a testimonial that will live on for future generations?

    Host Erroll Southers is joined by Alex Ago, Aubrey L. Hicks, and Jonathan Schwartz. While we hope listeners already know this story, this podcast is full of spoilers.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Watchmen (HBO Series)

    Watchmen (HBO Series)

    Host Erroll Southers is joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Alex Ago, & Aubrey Hicks to discuss the first episode of the new HBO series Watchmen.

    Starring Regina King, Tim Blake Nelson, & an enormously talented ensemble cast, the series picks up beyond the first film and original DC comic series written by Alan Moore & illustrated by Dave Gibbons. We are in an alternate version of the world, one that seems to be on the verge of violence. We discuss how social issues can be informed through pop culture.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (dir. Terry Gilliam)

    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (dir. Terry Gilliam)

    We were intrigued at the idea of a retelling of the Cervantes classic Don Quixote, and from acclaimed filmmaker Terry Gilliam. With a film within the film, the work could be a tale of the quixotic nature of storytelling and the medium of film. It could be a tale of madness and exile, of hope and illusion.

    Join host Erroll Southers and guests Alex Ago, Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, and Jonathan Schwartz as they try to piece together the end result of Gilliam's 25+ years of work.

    • 55 min
    Better Off Dead (1985 - dir. Savage Steve Holland)

    Better Off Dead (1985 - dir. Savage Steve Holland)

    The film world is a completely different universe than it was when Better off Dead came out in August 1985.

    "Savage" Steve Holland's film about a jilted nerd, skiing, and the foreign exchange student who saves him, is perhaps the quintessential cult teen film of the 80s.

    Is this a case of hindsight isn't so Pretty in Pink, or does it stand some of the tests of time?

    • 58 min
    The Godfather (1972 – dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

    The Godfather (1972 – dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

    Why is The Godfather watched ... and loved almost 50 years later?

    Listen as host Erroll Southers discusses the first of the trilogy, The Godfather, with Carla Della Gatta, Aubrey Hicks, and Jonathan Schwartz. 

    Twitter: @reelreviewusc, @esouthersHVE, @CarlaDellaGatta @AubreyHi, @jonHLYP

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Captain Marvel (dir. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)

    Captain Marvel (dir. Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck)

    We've got a special "Warriors" episode of Reel Review for you today!

    We got together Lt. Col. Olivia Nelson and two female Air Force ROTC Cadets to discuss the first (!) Marvel movie to center a female superhero: Captain Marvel. 

    Warning: Spoilers!

    Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by Lt. Col. Olivia Nelson, Tiana Grow (First year, Health & Human Sciences major), and Natalie Smith (First year, Aerospace Engineering) 

    Twitter: @reelreviewusc, @jonHLYP 

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

talesfromtheporkside ,

AMAZING!

The creators of this podcast are geniuses! I'm tired of hearing the same stale movie review shows. It's refreshing hearing a show that features a variety of guests that come from different backgrounds.

When are they going to discuss the movie "Face Off?"

auberon27 ,

Thoughtful discussions - in a world too often shallow

Erroll Southers is a thoughtful host, bringing together interesting folks from different disciplines to discuss films. It's a thoughtful, engaging, insightful look at the form of entertainment that we spend so much time and money on. It's a way to hear from different perspectives in a fun way. It's a great listen, even if you have seen the film - topics of conversation are deep and multi-layered.

Fun. Intelligent. Compassionate. Love this podcast!

EfxMaster ,

Poignant Commentary especially today

Insightful commentary on today's films that is both fun and relevant. It makes you re-examine what you watched. Highly recommend!

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