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 199: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers spare no expense and bring back Travis and the gift of our unfiltered spoiler-filled thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Glad Tiding Trio break out the joy of their opinions on the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise that’s...

Lesson 198: The Star Wars Holiday Special

The Filmlosophers brave new and uncharted territory, and come out more confused than ever after a conversation over The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978). The Cinematic Kringles don their holiday thinking caps to decipher one of the Star Wars franchise best kept...

Lesson 197: Star Wars Crash Course (feat. Travis Cook)

The Filmlosophers are joined by Travis Cook to traverse the galaxy in the education of a galaxy far, far away, talking about the Star Wars franchise. In preparation of the upcoming film, the Twilekian Trio careen down the Kessel Run to present their Crash Course in...