Monday, June 5, 2023

Podcast: Nomadland / Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Episode 408

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss Chloé Zhao’s latest film Nomadland and also the last performance from the late-great Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Plus, a discussion on Disney’s latest Investor Day-Con, where they revealed many of the projects they are working on for the next few years!

Similar to last week’s show, we feature two more awards players this week as we continue to race toward the end of our 2020 campaign. It’s very possible that one element or another from either Nomadland or Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom could show up at our awards show next month, so we had great fun talking about these two films.

On that note, check out this week’s show and let us know what you think in the comment section. Thanks for listening and for supporting the InSession Film Podcast!

– Movie Review: Nomadland (7:13)
Director: Chloé Zhao
Writer: Jessica Bruder (book), Chloé Zhao (screenplay by)
Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells

– Notes / Disney’s Investor Day-Con (52:41)

This week for our discussion segment, given the abundance of news from Disney’s latest “Con” on their Investor Day call, we thought it would be fun to discuss all the titles they dropped and what we can expect to see over the next few years. We talk Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and we’re still not sure how/why this happened, but also Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.


RELATED: Listen to Episode 402 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Wolfwalkers!


– Movie Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1:21:03)
Director: George C. Wolfe
Writer: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (screenplay by), August Wilson (based on the play by)
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo

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– Music

Oltremare – Ludovico Einaudi
Hey Mando! – Ludwig Göransson
In the Shadow of Joe Oliver – Branford Marsalis
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 408


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JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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