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The Godfather (1972 – dir. Francis Ford Coppola)

Depending on who you talk to, The Godfather is either a story of an “aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son” or, the “greatest gangster film of all time.”

We discuss why the film is still 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.

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Us (dir. Jordan Peele)

From the mind the brought us Get Out, is the new film scaring audiences across the states. In Jordan Peele’s latest film, Us, doppelgängers menace a family trying to enjoy their summer vacation. But … as in Get Out, everything isn’t quite that simple. Warning: Spoilers!

What mirror is Peele holding up for us now?

We Are Birds

From the left: Aubrey Hicks, Chris Finley, Frankie Morreo, Derek Duro, Jonathan Schwartz, Joanelle Romero, and Albert Chacon “Ay, every generation, every man is a part of his past. He cannot escape it, but he may reform the old materials, make something new –” – Rudolfo Anaya For many indigenous Read more…

A Star is Born

The latest remake of A Star is Bornis, well it’s getting mixed reviews. Some are rapturous (like this, this, or thisand espeically this) others not so much (for instance: this, this, or this). Our panel discuss this latest version in the “there is always a possibility of getting discovered” American Read more…

Powwow Highway with Cast Members

We are thrilled to share this conversation about Powwow Highway with you! A. Martinez, Amanda Wyss, Joanelle Romero, from the film join host Jonathan Schwartz and USC Profs Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro and Chris Finley in conversation about the making, legacy, and meaning of this cult classic. If you haven’t seen it, be ware, there are a ton of spoilers. Powwow Highwayis Read more…

Colette

Does the biopic about a 19th century French writer Colette bring her to life? This episode features a conversation on a film which seems to be of the moment. Gender dynamics, intellectual property, relationships … history. Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by podcast favorites Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, Anita Dashiell-Sparks, and Alex Ago. @BedrosianCenter, @AubreyHi, @AngeMarieH, @esouthersHVE, @jonHLYP, @USCPrice, @AlessandroAgo To listen Read more…

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You, written and directed by Boots Riley. The film follows a young Cassius (Cash) Green who joins an Oakland telemarketing company, adopting a white accent to thrive, propelling him up the ladder. He is faced with the dilemma of success and the ethics of what he’s selling. Read more…

Beirut

Beirut: Action Thriller, Social Commentary, Both?

Erroll Southers discusses the movie & the controversy (#boycottbeirutmovie) that went with it, featuring veteran guests David Warshofsky, Lt. Col Olivia Nelson, & Jonathan Schwartz.

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The Post

Chronicling The Washington Post’s publishing of the Pentagon Papers during the tail end of the Vietnam War and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep – does The Post accurately portray this important time in American History where the very nature of the First Amendment and National Security seemed in direct contrast?

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Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman is Winston Churchill in the new WWII film, Darkest Hour.

The first month of Churchill’s historic time as Prime Minister, he faced a great decision; one that would lead either to war or to a negotiated peace with Hitler. The compressed timeline of the film drops the viewer in the midst of the “darkest hour” of British history. The decisions made during these days could have changed the course of history.

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