Movies That Matter

Movies That Matter

Latest Episodes

Triangle of Sadness and Anti-Capitalism
November 17, 2022

Garret and Nicole discuss Triangle of Sadness. We disagree on the value of the movie and about anti-capitalism. We get into a generational debate about what it means to eat the rich. Nicole recommends

Till and Civil Rights Activism
November 03, 2022

Justin and Nicole discuss Till and the many paths people take to activism. We appreciated the colorful pallette and rich interiors and the decision not to show violence. We cover Mamie's grief journey

Nope and Voyeurism
August 11, 2022

Justin and Nicole discuss Nope and when it's ok to gawk at the spectacle and when we should look away. We appreciate the cinematography and the carefully crafted details Jordan Peele adds to his films

Elvis and Shady Music Managers
July 27, 2022

Adam and Nicole discuss Elvis and how the music industry is plagued by shady managers and unfair contracts even to this day. We both appreciated Austin Butlers performance as Elvis but found the earl

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Sex Work
July 07, 2022

Stacy and Nicole discuss and the complications of sex work. We were both disarmed by Daryl McCormack's performance and appreciated the lighting and art direction. We discuss sex tourism for women and

Fire Island and Gay Hierarchy
June 24, 2022

Garret and Nicole discuss , how well the #Pride and Prejudice adaptation worked and how gay hierarchies work in real life. We enjoyed the comedy and soundtrack, but not the romance and found the writi

Men and Toxic Masculinity
June 10, 2022

Lexy and Nicole discuss Men, whether the movie was actually scary, toxic masculinity, and the roles men force on women. We criticize the movie for not really understanding the subject matter and not c

AwesomeCon: Who You Calling A Villain
August 29, 2021

What does it mean to be a villain? Movie villains have gone from supporting characters in classic heros tales to protagonists in their own movies and franchises. Join the Movies That Matter podcast t

AwesomeCon Planning 1
July 30, 2021

A departure from the usual fare, listen to the AwesomeCon panel participants plan for the presentation. Nicole, Christopher, Stacy, Lexy and Garret discuss villain-centered movies and what the core co

AUDIO ONLY: Impact 10 Barrier-Breaking Sports Movies
March 15, 2021

Watch the video: The entire Impact 10 team presents sports movies that feature someone breaking into a sport. Lexy discusses Cool Runnings, Christopher covers Chariots of Fire, Garret tackles Million