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Podcast: Moonlight, Sully, and Birth of a Nation

Impossible though it may be to believe, the podcast is back after an unintended hiatus. Joe, Nick, Nathaniel, Katey (and special guest Charlie) are all in house to discuss the arthouse hit Moonlight with a little on previous releases Sully and Birth of a Nation, too. Please continue the conversation in the comments if you've seen any of the films!

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Welcome back everyone
01:48 Sully
09:08 Tom Hanks Best Actor nomination?
10:00 Moonlight
22:55 Moonlight's ensemble and Oscar prospects
30:25 Birth of a Nation's implosion and the Braveheart comparisons
38:20 Moonlight again for the wrap-up

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?  

Articles referenced in this conversation
Thankless Marvel Roles | Nick's Moonlight Tweets |  TFE's Moonlight Review | VF's conversation with Barry Jenkins | Joe's Series "The Gay We Were" 

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Thankless Marvel roles: I probably wouldn't put The Collector on there. At least, when laid against what he typically does (his Sicario performance is kind of overrated, frankly), The Collector is a breath of fresh air in Del Toro's filmography, which is more than I can say for Glenn Close or ESPECIALLY John C. Reilly in Guardians. Also: Love that the article perpetuates the idea that voice performance is "beneath" discussion and merit. That's how we get Joy Mangano over Amy Poehler's Joy as an Oscar nominated performance, people. Be better with that, please, critics.

October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia


October 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

Segment one of Moonlight is the weakest aside from Ali's commanding performance that hovers over the whole movie. The segment abruptly ends when you want more time with Ali's character.

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

I was ridiculously excited to see the podcast pop up in my feed for my commute to work this morning - great to hear you guys again!

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIanO

Lol at 'The way we queer'.

Can't wait to see Moonlight, but I'm not sure when it is going to be released in Australia.

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEz

OMG OMG OMG thank you thank you thank you
Gonna listen soon!

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

Great podcast, guys.
Like Ez, I have no idea when it's coming out in Greece :(

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

Is this spoiler-free?

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Very excited for the podcast! When is the next supporting actress smackdown???

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJcon

Hoping Nick still makes his Fifties and 2016 Acting Contenders pages! So valuable last year. Love this podcast, and I can't WAIT for Moonlight.

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMona

Moonlight will win Best Picture.

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Just saw Moonlight over the weekend (and loved it, like everyone else), so this was perfect timing! Agree with you, Nathaniel, that the film's gorgeous color palette really stands out. It's probably the most visually beautiful film I've seen in a long time.

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarina


October 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Thanks just listened,loved the Sully/Keener comments.

November 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordon

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