In this episode – a sports documentary about one of the greatest sporting underdog achievements of all-time, a biting religious satire of the many ways in which American Christianity has gone awry, and an introspective profile of one of tennis’ most famous talented and famous bad boys.
In this episode – a documentary about the NBA referee who got caught fixing games, a toothless and unsexy thriller about three characters stuck on a boat out to sea, and George Miller’s return to cinema with a fantastical modern-day tale of a lonely woman who finds a genie in a bottle.
In this episode – a documentary that tells the story of when streetball went mainstream for a time and a survival thriller where a family faces off against a giant, ferocious killer lion on a wildlife preserve.
I mix things up a bit in this episode and am joined by my friend Paul Keelan from Cinematic Underdogs Podcast to discuss one of our shared favorite films of the year – a documentary with a poetic approach to a scientific topic unlike anything you’d normally see. I also cover one of my most anticipated animated films of the year and share my thoughts on the first episode in Netflix’s second season of their Untold sports documentary series.
The tone of these two films could not be further apart. One is a vital documentary about an indigenous people facing genocide, and the other is the Ryan Reynolds-ification of Brad Pitt in what has become a very typical big, loud, quippy action-comedy formula.
In this episode, two different adventures featuring members of the Justice League. One of them involving pets and incredibly silly but hilarious good times, the other a much more serious feature with a superhero origin story and intergalactic war being juggled at the same time.
In this episode, a darkly comedic commentary on the identity of America as told through a murder mystery podcast creator’s experience in stereotypical Texas and a dramatization of the unbelievable real rescue of a Thai youth soccer team from flooding underground caves in 2018.