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16Nov/181

Podcast Special: Night in the Woods (2017) with Tevis Thompson

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When I first reviewed Night in the Woods, I was left in a sort of awe at its ability to see us in our pain and end on resilient optimism. Night in the Woods has become one of my undeniable favorites with its distinct art style, poetic character writing, emotionally resonant mini-games, and continued relevance to our collective moment. I haven't been able to get it out of my head in the months since I finished it.

In my restless way I needed to discuss it more. So I reached out to critic and author Tevis Thompson (Second Quest, The Existential Art, 100-Word Game Reviews) for a conversation on Night in the Woods. Over the course of our conversation we talk about how traumatic identification bonds characters to our memory, the exhilaration of platforming, why protagonist Mae is seen as problematic, the difficulties in giving existential threats literal form, and playing Night in the Woods in the age of Trump.

Please join us in this conversation and I'd like to read what Night in the Woods means to you. To listen to the podcast you may click play below, the image above, or download a copy.

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16Feb/180

Changing Reels S2 Episode 3 – Antwone Fisher

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We celebrate Black History Month with the 2002 film Antwone Fisher directed by Denzel Washington.  The film tells the true story of a young naval officer who, through the help of a determined psychiatrist, comes to terms with his painful past.  For our short film spotlight, we discuss Speak It!: From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia by Sylvia Hamilton.

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31Jan/180

Changing Reels S2 Episode 2 – Straight Outta Compton

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This week we revisit F. Gary Gray’s 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.  The film recounts the rise of the group N.W.A. whose music revolutionized Hip Hop culture and inspired a generation in the process.  For our short film spotlight, we discuss Melville by James M. Johnston and Missy Elliott’s Work It by Dave Meyers.

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11Jan/180

Changing Reels Season 2, Episode 1 – Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

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We kick off 2018 with Jim Jarmusch’s 1999 film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.  In the film Forest Whitaker plays Ghost Dog, a mafia hit man who follows the ancient code of the samurai.  For our short film spotlight, we discuss the Nick Cave narrated film The Cat Piano by Ari Gibson ​&​ Eddie White and Junko’s Shamisen by Sol Friedman.

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29Dec/170

Patreon Post: 13 Reasons Why the Netflix series “Tape 4, Side A”

Zach Dempsey, after seeing what Marcus did to Hannah, tries to make her feel better with a mix of sincerity and unfair expectation. In the present day, Clay is cracking under the pressure of listening to Hannah's tapes with her words bleeding into his fantasies. Gregg Araki, one of the filmmakers behind the New Queer Cinema movement, directs his first of two episodes in Tape 4, Side A.

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