171 episodes

Hosted by Skye Jethani and friend (and former Big Idea employee a long, long time ago) Josh Lindsay, "The Movie Proposal" is a deep dive into movies from two thoughtful Christian guys. Check it out and tell us what you think!

The Movie Proposal Skye Jethani and Josh Lindsay

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 392 Ratings

Hosted by Skye Jethani and friend (and former Big Idea employee a long, long time ago) Josh Lindsay, "The Movie Proposal" is a deep dive into movies from two thoughtful Christian guys. Check it out and tell us what you think!

    Episode 171 (Final Episode): Dune 2

    Episode 171 (Final Episode): Dune 2

    Josh's Something Old: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Skye's Something Old: Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2
    Something New: Dune 2
    Josh's Proposal: I propose Dune 2 is "adult Star Wars"
    Skye's Proposal: I propose Dune is the best sci-fi sequel since The Empire Strikes Back
    Something Borrowed: https://www.ign.com/articles/dune-part-2-is-less-about-the-movie-and-more-about-current-hollywoods-problems
    Josh's Something Blew: Anatomy of a Fall
    Skye's Something Blew: Shogun, Wonka
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 170: Orion and the Dark

    Episode 170: Orion and the Dark

    Josh's Something Old: Fried Green Tomatoes
    Stacey's Something Old: Never Ending Story
    Something New: Orion and the Dark
    Josh's Proposal: I propose Orion and the Dark is Dreamworks’ Inside Out, but not funny or enlightening. 
    Stacey's Proposal: I propose that Orion and the Dark went for complex and nuance but just ended up with complicated.
    Something Borrowed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi6BMy_BYkk&ab_channel=Netflix%3ABehindtheStreams
    Josh's Something Blew: Mr & Mrs Smith
    Stacey's Something Blew: Resident Alien
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal

    • 49 min
    Episode 169: Argylle

    Episode 169: Argylle

    Josh's Something Old: Undercover Blues
    Skye's Something Old: Bourne Identity
    Something New: Argylle
    Josh's Proposal: I propose that the makers of Argylle need to learn the meaning of know your audience.
    Skye's Proposal: I propose getting a colonoscopy is more enjoyable than watching Argylle
    Something Borrowed: https://www.vulture.com/article/an-attempt-to-explain-argylles-maddening-mid-credits-scene.html
    Josh's Something Blew: Eye in the Sky
    Skye's Something Blew: Masters of the Air
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal
     

    • 41 min
    Episode 168: Poor Things

    Episode 168: Poor Things

    Josh's Something Old: Into the Woods 1991
    Skye's Something Old: Pinochio
    Something New: Poor Things
    Josh's Proposal: I propose you’d be better off re-watching Barbie than spending any time with Poor Things
    Brian's Proposal: This movie depicts a godless world in which humans strive to free themselves from their idea of god so they can become god. 
    Something Borrowed: https://mashable.com/article/poor-things-sex-body-autonomy
    https://amp.theguardian.com/film/2024/jan/24/bound-gagged-poor-things-feminist-masterpiece-male-sex-fantasy-oscar-emma-stone-ruffalo
    https://time.com/6344025/poor-things-frankenstein-mary-shelley-feminist/
    Josh's Something Blew: The Crown (Netflix) 
    Brian's Something Blew: You Are What You Eat (Netflix)
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal
     

    • 51 min
    Episode 167: Leave the World Behind

    Episode 167: Leave the World Behind

    Josh's Something Old: 12 Monkeys
    Skye's Something Old: Sleeping with the Enemy
    Something New: Leave the World Behind
    Josh's Proposal: I propose that leave the world behind is a modern day fable disguised as a apocalyptic, suspense thriller.
    Skye's Proposal: I propose that Leave the World behind is a fascinating disaster movie because the message is not a typical disater movie message.
    Something Borrowed: 
    What did woman say in Spanish
    Obama’s
    Josh's Something Blew: Her
    Skye's Something Blew: Slow Horses
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal
     

    • 37 min
    Episode 166: Killers of the Flower Moon

    Episode 166: Killers of the Flower Moon

    Josh's Something Old: Gangs of New York
    Brian Howell's Something Old: Smoke Signals, Boyz in the Hood
    Something New: Killers of the Flower Moon
    Josh's Proposal: I propose KOTFM was an excellent film but missed an opportunity by not making Mollie the central focus.
    Brian Howell's Proposal: I propose that the Killers of the Flower Moon is a brilliant depiction of how racism works without bigots. 
    Something Borrowed: How Killers of the Flower Moon Captures the True Story of the Osage Murders
    Josh's Something Blew: She Said, In the Heat of the Night
    Brian Howell's Something Blew: Welcome to Wrexham, Beckham
    The Movie Proposal website: www.TheMovieProposal.com
    The Movie Proposal Patreon page: www.Patreon.com/themovieproposal

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
392 Ratings

392 Ratings

Pak-A-Nut ,

Must Listen!

By far, my favorite movie review podcast! They have great unique takes on cinema, plus the “proposal” format makes it always interesting.

CaminandoSiempre ,

Moving on, thanks for all the fish

Update: In spite of my earlier review, I found I could not stay away. I’m glad for that, because the last ten or so episodes have brought the good things I remember that first drew me to the pod. I’ve been thinking for a few weeks of making this update; hearing the sad news that the pod is going on indefinite hiatus finally motivated me.

Am i just capricious? Do i have any idea what I’m talking about? Probably not. I hope my earlier words were gracious even if critical, but i wanted to double down on my thanks again and pay proper respect to the fun and high quality Josh and Skye and their guests have brought for the last few months.

Blessings to y’all. If you do return in the future, I’ll be a glad and grateful listener.

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I’ve listened to this podcast for over a year now. It satisfied a hunger for quite a while, albeit in a comfort food / convenience store way. It was a bit like water cooler conversation+, which suited me because I don’t have money or motivation to watch all these movies (and shows) myself. But this year, the shine has been wearing off. This feels a bit ironic, since I believe this is the year when the podcast joined the holy post network (which I assume, perhaps wrongly, supplied greater resources). I have to recognize I am partly responsibile for my loss of interest, simply due to the fact that I live with chronically drifting attention. However I also feel like the show is growing a bit bland. My mind may be playing tricks on me, but I used to think these episodes offered more of a deep dive; actual analysis that would give me more insight on the movie than I could have achieved by just talking to my friends. But lately it feels exactly like that: pals casually chatting. Most of the would-be insights seem to be in the vein of ‘I liked it’, ‘it just works’, ‘I was bored’, ‘It was exciting.’ The commentary seems neither particularly cinophilic nor does it offer much of a distinct Christian lens (by which I suppose I mean reflections on how one’s reaction to a particular movie converses with one’s faith). Additionally, the show just feels less polished in recent months. The conversation sometimes seems to drift without a clear trajectory. Josh and Skye have both said ‘did I use this movie before?’ so many times that I have begun to quietly beg them to just make a spreadsheet. And I miss Jason, if for no other reason than he provided rapid answers to all the trivia questions that now slow down the conversation. I don’t want to be overly harsh. I still appreciate that Josh provides this show, because it’s still nice to pretend I’m sitting in the room with them. I am a huge believer in passion projects and don’t think they should live or die on the basis of third party opinions. I also don’t think everything needs to be subjugated to the tyranny of randomly selected crowd ratings. So why did I leave a review? I don’t know, I guess to say thank you, to pretend for a moment I really am part of the conversation, and to offer some hopefully constructive feedback. Nevertheless this baby belongs to the people who produce it, so do what ever you think is best and Godspeed. Thanks for the fun times.

Cyruskohl777 ,

Fantastic

I’ve been listening to the movie proposal since episode one, this show takes on a unique and creative way to look deeper at movies and entertainment content. It is fun, relatable, and well thought out. If you are a movie lover at any level, this show is for you!

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