Lesson 38: Moana – Changing Tides

Nov 23, 2016 | Movies, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva and Chad Riley, review Disney’s Moana (2016), a non-Pixar animated tale with a colorful cast of characters and a distinctly mythological bent. Featuring song lyrics from Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda and starring newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as Moana alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as demigod Maui, the film offers a refreshingly modern take on the well-honed Disney model of filmmaking.

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Lesson 184: Back to the Future Trilogy – Spencer Takes the Wheel!

The Filmlosophers swap roles as Spencer jumps in the driver’s seat to discuss the franchise that redefined time travel films, the Back to the Future Trilogy. The DeLorean Dynamos, joined by friend and longtime listener to the show, Marcus, buckle up and reminisce on...

Lesson 183: Rambo: Last Blood – Bleeding Out (Non-Spoiler)

The Filmlosophers leave a bloody trail behind them as they discuss the last film in the 37-year Action franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. The Strapping Cinephiles pull up their bootstraps and take a stab at sifting their thoughts from the rubble of the film that caps a 37...

Lesson 182: First Blood (1982) – The War Never Ends

The Filmlosophers take a nose dive headfirst into the world of veterans and vagrancy with a deeper look at Sylvester Stallone’s 1982 action film, First Blood. The guys dissect the work of author David Morrell and his novel adapted into the cinematic work that started...