Sunday, February 25, 2024

Podcast: Turning Red / The Color Purple – Episode 473

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This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discuss Pixar’s latest in Turning Red and we continue our Steven Spielberg Movie Series with his 1985 film The Color Purple! Plus, a few thoughts on this year’s crop of Critics Choice winners.

It’s always a great time whenever we get to talk about the latest Pixar. The hallow controversy surrounding it on social media is unfortunate, however there’s plenty of nuance to discuss and we had a great time diving into its central metaphor and why it works. Our conversation on The Color Purple was also interesting as it was JD’s first time seeing the film, and Brendan’s first watch in about 20 years. It was a colorful episode this week and we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

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– Movie Review: Turning Red (6:29)
Director: Domee Shi
Writers: Julia Cho, Domee Shi
Stars: Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho

– Notes / The Critics Choice Awards (46:11)

This week for our break segment, instead of discussing any movies we’ve seen recently, we talk about the winners of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards. Say what you will about the CCA, but this year’s crop of winners aren’t that bad all things considered. And they may line up pretty well with the Oscars if the pundits are to be believed. We’ll see, but we had a few thoughts on how pleasantly surprised we were by the outcome.


RELATED: Listen to Episode 456 of the InSession Film Podcast where we discussed Belfast!


– Steven Spielberg Movie Series: The Color Purple (1:10:40)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Menno Meyjes
Stars: Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

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– Music

Nobody Like U – 4-Town
The Color Purple – Quincy Jones
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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InSession Film Podcast – Episode 473


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Review: The Adam Project
Steven Spielberg Movie Series: Empire of the Sun


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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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