In episode two of Changing Reels we turn our focus to Kasi Lemmons’ 2001 thriller The Caveman’s Valentine. The film follows a homeless man, Romulus (Samuel L. Jackson), who was once a promising composer but now lives in a cave in New York City. When the frozen body of a young man appears in a tree near his dwelling, the paranoid schizophrenic Romulus ignores the police’s assessment, of it being an accidental death, and embarks on a quest to find the killer.
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- 0:58 – Locks by Ryan Coogler
- 7:59 – Angels and Ghosts by Sara Kenney
- 14:08 – The Caveman’s Valentine by Kasi Lemmons
Hello all! I know things have been quiet recently, but the great results myself and Courtney had with our Denis Villeneuve series has led to a new podcast. We've partnered with Modern Superior for our new bi-weekly show Changing Reels.
With Changing Reels, we hope to create a new cinematic canon focusing on diversity in front of and behind the camera. Along with a feature-film, we'll be selecting two short films to discuss at the beginning of each episode. Our first episode focuses on Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow, Patrick Ng's Real Talk, and Michi Que Doan's Evidence.
- 0:55 – Real Talk by Patrick Ng
- 8:09 – Evidence by Michi Que Doan
- 17:28 – Better Luck Tomorrow by Justin Lin.
Courtney Small of Cinema Axis joins Andrew in this final (for now) discussion about the movies of Denis Villeneuve with 2015's tremendous examination of sexism, race, and hegemonic white American power in Sicario.
Courtney Small of Cinema Axis joins Andrew for a conversation about the surreal, and spider-laden, examination of sex, education, and power in Denis Villeneuve's Enemy (previously reviewed by both Andrew and Courtney.)