Lesson 30: The Birth of a Nation – Review

Sep 28, 2016 | Movies, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, discuss the film that everyone has been talking about since its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Birth of a Nation (2016). Directed by and starring Nate Parker, the film hosts an incredible ensemble of actors, including Gabrielle Union and Armie Hammer. The Filmlosophers discuss the merits of the film, which chronicles the journey of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, who orchestrates an uprising. How do The Filmlosophers view this period film whose director and star has been shrouded in recent controversy?

News items include our reaction to the first trailer for Passengers (2016), starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt; first impressions of M. Night Shyamalan’s latest, Split (2016); and an early look at Denzel Washington’s next turn as director and star in Fences (2016), a film adaptation of the famous August Wilson play also starring Viola Davis. All that, and we count down some of our top 5 Oscar winning films.

Lesson 174: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

The Filmlosophers drives the getaway car to find out our thoughts on the latest entry into the car-racing franchise, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The Pair race through memory lane to recall the origin of the franchise and compare it to the offering...

Lesson 172: Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

The Filmlosophers get the skinny on the latest film from director Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. The Duo travel back to groovier days to discuss Tarantino’s latest “magnum opus.” Does the film, however, epitomize the truest sense of Tarantino’s...

Lesson 171: Yesterday – All Our Troubles Seemed So Far Away

The Filmlosophers go back in time and rock out as they welcome Video Game Bang! Host, Cory Vincent, to discuss Danny Boyle’s Yesterday. Coming off as a huge sleeper film, the guys take the time to reminisce on the cultural icons that were and are The Beatles in this...