Changing Reels

Changing Reels

Changing Reels is a bi-weekly podcast that celebrates diversity and representation in cinema. In each episode, host Courtney Small and a guest take a deep dive into a film and discuss its cultural significance.... Show More

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June 23, 2020 30 min

Podcaster and film critic Jay Cluitt (@LifeVsFilm) talks Attack the Block.

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June 9, 2020 37 min

Podcaster and film critic Petula Neale (@obesacantavit) stops by to discuss Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers.

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May 26, 2020 30 min

Freelance Film/TV critic Carolyn Hinds (@CarrieCnh12) stops by to discuss Lee Chang-dong’s Burning.

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May 12, 2020 31 min

Freelance journalist Max Covill (@mhcovill) stops by to discuss Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress.

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April 28, 2020 38 min

Daniel Grant (@TheYungGuard) stops by to discuss Justin Simien’s Dear White People.

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April 14, 2020 35 min

Bob Turnbull (@TheLogicalMind) returns to the show to discuss Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 film House (Hausu).  This episode was originally slated to be released in June, however, Obayashi passed away six days after the show was recorded. We are releasing the episode early as a farewell to the prolific filmmaker.

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March 31, 2020 29 min

Film critic Heidy Morales (@HeidyMo) stops by to discuss the mother-daughter relationship in Real Women Have Curves.

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March 17, 2020 41 min

Talking faith and desire in Black Narcissus with writer Bob Turnbull (@TheLogicalMind).

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March 3, 2020 32 min

Exploring the portrayal of Asperger syndrome in 2009's Adam with film critic Sean Patrick Kelly (@SKonMovies).

 

Links Referenced in the Episode: 

Sean’s Aspergers in Film and TV montage: https://vimeo.com/345332475/d4d2ec2a25?fbclid=IwAR1U1v9_K0vHyvGEGVaoGMdW7PSPDQ_bGEPfH6VgkUVVHY8fm8YTsi4hwmo

Why The Predator 2018 is a bad representation of childhood autism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfKtSwf_vkY&feature=...

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February 18, 2020 28 min

Film critic Paolo Kagaoan (@paolocase) stops by to discuss Sean Baker’s Tangerine.

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February 4, 2020 26 min

Film critic and Blood in the Snow Film Festival programmer Carolyn Mauricette (@vfdpixie) returns to the show to discuss Mati Diop’s Atlantics

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March 27, 2019 40 min
Film critic and Blood in the Snow Film Festival programmer Carolyn Mauricette returns to the show to discuss Jordan Peele's Us
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February 9, 2019 45 min
In this episode of Changing Reels we take a different approach and explore the problematic ways that disability is represented in cinema. To do this we take a deep dive into Thea Sharrock’s romantic drama Me Before You. We also discuss sex and disability in the short film Prends-moi (Take Me) by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette & André Turpin.Opening Music: Run So Far by Rhyme Time (album available here: https://rhymetimerapper.bandcam...
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December 11, 2018 37 min
In this episode we discuss One False Move by Carl Franklin. The 1992 noir follows a small town police chief (Bill Paxton) as he awaits a trio of killers (Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams and Michael Beach) headed his way. We also discuss our short film of the week Straight Down Low by Zach Wechter. Show Notes:0.45 – Straight Down Low8:39 – One False MoveShort film: https://vimeo.com/77306213
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November 7, 2018 41 min
We talk race and politics in the Purge franchise as we dive into The First Purge directed by Gerard McMurray. We also discuss our short film of the week Closet Space by David F. Sandberg. Show Notes:2:14 – Closet Space8:12 – The First PurgeShort film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fje6_ou5RY
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October 10, 2018 39 min
Film critic and Blood in the Snow programmer Carolyn Mauricette returns to discuss Park Chan-wook's Thirst.
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August 29, 2018 31 min
William Wyler’s 1961 film The Children’s Hour has been hailed as a landmark piece of cinema. It was one of the few films of the time to bring LGBT issues to mainstream audiences. We dive into the pros and cons of Wyler’s film and whether it is still relevant to audiences of today.
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August 15, 2018 39 min
Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar winning film Call Me by Your Name may not be overlooked or underappreciated, but we love it nonetheless. This week we soak up the beauty of this tender romance set in 1980s Italy. We also discuss our short film of the week Dylan by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh. Show Notes:1:44 – Dylan8:56 – Call Me by Your NameShort film: https://vimeo.com/110822721
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July 18, 2018 45 min
We dive back into the films of Sofia Coppola with The Virgin Suicides and discuss our short film pick of the week: Hala by Minhal Baig.1:57 – Hala14:16 – The Virgin SuicidesCourtney's Luke Cage piece for Leonard Maltin's New Voices: http://leonardmaltin.com/the-blinding-light-of-love-in-luke-cage-season-two/
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July 5, 2018 45 min
Hailed by Roger Ebert as the best film of 1997, Eve’s Bayou is an astonishing work. We dive into Kasi Lemmons’ directorial debut and discuss the theme of memory, the lies adults tell children, and so much more. We also spend time with our short film pick 1982 by Jeremy Breslau.Show notes1:09 – 19827:47 – Eve’s BayouShort film: https://vimeo.com/67093569
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