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Jun252019

Podcast: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Toy Story 4

by Murtada Elfadl and Nathaniel R

 

Index (49 minutes)
00:01 Toy Story 4. Fun but was that necessary?
06:57 Emma Thompson shines in Late Night. Deserves a bigger audience.
20:10 Sienna Miller's character study American Woman 
32:00 We highly recommend the stylized, moving The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
47:11 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? 

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Reader Comments (12)

I haven't listened yet, but yes TOY STORY 4 is essential. Fits perfectly with the others. In as much as animated characters can earn an ending, Woody deserved that one.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

@Glenn Dunks.
I agree with you (even the fact that i haven't listened the podcast) , in all the films Woody thinks in the others more than him, now he makes a choice to find his own happines. And yes, even when i was exceptic at first, this film continues the story of the previous movies.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCésar Gaytán

Toy Story 4 won't be the end. They'll keep doin' if "the audience seems interested in these dear characters". They'll always have "a good idea" about what to do with them, a new challenge, a new adventure.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMelchiades

I wish I was among those who loved the tone of "Last Black Man." For me it was too irreverent by half.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

@Melchiades
If they do the same thing with superheroes movies since decades, why don't do it with this? At least are original screenplays. Just what i think.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCésar Gaytán

I found Toy Story 4 a little tedious. How many times can we go back to rescue a toy that’s been left behind. It must have happened at least five times in that movie! Frankly, it got exhausting to be jerked around that much. Also, I seem to be the only one who thought Forky was ridiculous, which is pretty weird considering it was a talking spork.

I did appreciate the ending though.

Loved “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” The character’s plight is a little odd and I had a hard time relating to him, but it was such an interesting take on the current housing crisis and gentrification in SF and other major US cities.

June 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

The Mont character is autistic. His strangeness wasn't queerness but disability.

June 26, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Toy Story 4 was not "necessary" but is more than welcome. It's as good as the other 3

June 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJesus Alonso

@César
Not complaining. Just annoying they keep saying "this is the last, the end of the story." It would be more honest from them to leave the doors open because we know this won't be the last. And when the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are no longer available, they'll find new voices for the characters. Why they just don't say they won't abandon the characters? Is it so difficult?

June 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMelchiades

Sorry i'm late to this, but had to register how much I loved "The Last Black Man in SF". My favorite of the year so far. I really appreciated the hosts' assessment and insights (and Murtada's heart-felt comments). The cinematography and mood of this film really got to me. Y'all are right.. this could have been so twee and precious, but miraculously it really worked.

I plan to see it again.

June 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSFOTroy

/3rtful -- that's your interpretation but art belongs to the viewer. I can interpret how I like ;)

June 27, 2019 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Mont's autism, his grandfather's blindness, none of it is sensationalized nor overplayed. Everything is matter of fact. Heck, Jimmie's auntie has an Asian partner. Not emphasized for any reason except such a coupling is common in San Francisco.

June 27, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

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