Lesson 121: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Yes, Please

Jul 11, 2018 | Chad Riley, Eddie Villanueva, Movies, Podcasts, The Filmlosophers

The Filmlosophers, Eddie Villanueva, Chad Riley and Spencer Williams, hop on the Neighborhood Trolley for a trip down memory lane with this week’s review of the feature length documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018). Directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville, the film chronicles the career of Fred Rogers, creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on PBS. Utilizing a collection of archival footage and in-depth interviews with family and friends, Neville weaves a winsome tapestry of the motivation and mission of one of American television’s pioneering voices.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? offers a heartfelt glimpse of the behind-the-scenes humor, sincerity and passion that went into Rogers’ often-countercultural phenomenon, including insights into his critical view of most entertainment programming. The film takes a candid look at how Mister Rogers Neighborhood tackled heavy subjects and serious psychological topics with curiosity and dignity, and it may come as some surprise to hear that some members of the audience may appreciate having tissues handy.

Lesson 192: The Shining (1980) – Spencer’s Not Here, Mrs. Torrance

The Filmlosophers ghoulishly prepare for next week’s film Dr. Sleep by watching it’s prequel, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980’s Horror classic, The Shining. The film that has been widely regarded as Stephen King’s most hated adaptation takes over the show today, bringing a...

Lesson 191: Extra Credit – “Insidious” Intentions and Fun

The Filmlosophers take a break from their coffee's to come to the stark reality that Spencer may ACTUALLY like Horror films now! Spencer's journey has been a whirlwind of a ride, and the train ain't stopping yet the Horrific Homies discuss their latest ghoulish...

Lesson 190: Itsy Bitsy – Arachnophobia Redux

The Filmlosophers crawl creepily as they discuss the unique arachnophobic nightmare of Micah Gallo’s Itsy Bitsy. The Webbing Wonders gather their wits and face their fears as they discuss the independent film that just dropped. The film creates a strong sense of...