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!

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?

An Unkindness of Ghosts

This month, host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by David Sloane, Denise McIver, and Aubrey Hicks to discuss An Unkindness of Ghosts, by Rivers Solomon. We talk about slave allegories, generation ships, spatial hierarchies, gender, autism … so much to talk about with this debut novel from Solomon.

To listen to the Bedrosian Book Club discussion of An Unkindness of Ghosts, click the arrow in the player on this post. Or you can download it and subscribe through ApplePodcastsSoundcloudGoogle PlayStitcher or your favorite podcasting app!

Fighting with My Family (dir. Stephen Merchant)

A British comedy meets WWE in Fighting with My Family, how does this true story translate to the big screen?
Erroll Southers is joined by Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro & Alex Ago tackle this larger than life sports comedy in today’s episode!

Philip Potter

In this episode, Jeff Jenkins’s guest is Philip Potter, Associate Professor of Politics (UVA), and the Founding Director of the National Security Policy Center. Potter’s work looks at how public opinion effects foreign policy, when do policymakers have leeway, and when does public opinion constrain policy?

Antigone

This month, Lisa is joined by Carla Della Gatta and Richard Green to discuss the timeless play by Sophocles: Antigone.

The play has clear connections to political struggles we face thousands of years later. The struggle between law and norm, the struggle to define what the state can control, and more. Listen as our three scholars discuss the necessity of reading Antigone today.

On the Basis of Sex (dir. Mimi Leder)

October 2018 brought us RBG, the documentary about the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now we have On the Basis of Sex, a biopic starring Felicity Jones as this iconic leader in the fight for gender equality and justice under the law. The film is directed by Mimi Leder.

Host Jonathan Schwartz is joined by Alex Ago, Carla Della Gatta, and David Warshofsky.

Gregory DeAngelo

In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks about human trafficking with Greg DeAngelo, Associate Professor of Economic Studies at Claremont Graduate University. How does an economist get data on human trafficking, and other black market enterprises? What are the pressing questions law enforcement have that academics could help?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (dir. David Yates)

Let’s delve into whether the newest addition to the Potterverse is Voldemort-lite or complex look at the “Banality of Evil?”