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The Filmlosophers

The gentleman's post-credits discourse. Enthusiastic and tactful, hosts Eddie Villanueva and Spencer Williams offer candid observations about current events in the movie industry, film reviews and various other movie buff sundries. When the lights come up, the conversations goes down.
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Mar 3, 2021

The Filmlosophers find spookity vibes early in the year as they discuss IFC Film’s latest serving of independent goodness in Keith Thomas’s The Vigil. The Schmoozey Schlemiels discuss the unique perspective Thomas’s directorial debut shares. Does The Vigil give enough insight to create a cultural open door for audiences? Or has the market already become oversaturated with demonic films? Grab your yamakas & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 24, 2021

The Filmlosophers revisit our vicious history in the 2021 Warner Bros Pictures and HBO original film, Judas and the Black Messiah. The Vigilant Vigilantes explore the dark corners of our nation to uncover the truth surrounding Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Do films like this really create an opportunity for educating? Or do the greedy eyes of studios see dollar signs in our past pain and suffering? Grab your berets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 17, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy dive deep into familial love while discussing Netflix’s animated hit of 2020, The Willoughbys. The Colloquial Colleagues become enraptured by the children’s book adaptation of family, friendship, & fantastic follicles. Is time too much of a factor that dwindles the impact of this film? Or will the warmth and impeccable voice acting steal the show? Grab your mustaches & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 10, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy attempt to maneuver through the destructive nature of the titular characters in Netflix’s Malcolm & Marie. The Tempestuous Temptations discuss the haunted themes of this film and recognize the dangers of portraying toxic relationships. Do the performances outweigh the impact of how the two characters treat each other? Or is this a misdirected excuse for using gaslighting in film? Grab your records & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Feb 3, 2021

The Filmlosophers go back a year to discuss one of Eddie’s top films of 2020, The Invisible Man (2020). The Visible Vicars clash as they don’t see eye to eye on a film hailed as one of the best of last year. Do the unique messaging and obvious gaslighting parallels seem to go over their head? Or does the film seem too hyped for its own good? Grab your invisible capes & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 27, 2021

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take a long, hard look at the past 12 months to find the best of the dumpster fire known as 2020. The Cinematic Censors revisit the past year to find the hidden gems during a dreary time in our lives. Will the crew find the silver lining when the industry was at its lowest? Or, much like the rest of the year, will they struggle to find the light at the end of the tunnel? Grab your numbered lists & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 20, 2021

The Filmlosophers dive deep into the study of change as they dissect Regina King's directorial debut, One Night in Miami. The Diligent Dynamos explore the fictitious -but no less impactful- account of four influential civil rights leaders and friends coming together one fateful night. Does this account of history create a spark in today’s society? Or does the story veer too far into disbelief? Grab your thinking caps & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 13, 2021

The Filmlosophers are Chicago bound as they discover the wonders of Blues in the 1920s with a discussion of Netflix’s latest release, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Fanciful Fellas experience one of August Wilson’s adaptations in the comfort of their own home. Do Ma and the gang create a magnificent layering of storytelling and acting? Or will the film drown amidst the sea of new releases every week? Grab your trumpets & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Jan 6, 2021

The Filmlosophers -and fellow film enthusiast Ben- burst through the doors of 2021, ready to reveal the joys and reality of Disney-Pixar’s latest release, Soul. The Soulful Sentients dive into the wonders -and questions- created by Director Pete Doctor’s latest film. Does Soul delve into the depths of the “Great Beyond”? Or did the House of Mouse bite more off than they could chew? Grab your saxophones & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 30, 2020

The Filmlosophers go retro with Intern Amy as they revisit the latest DCEU entry from HBO Max and Warner Bros, Wonder Woman 1984. The New Year’s Rockin’ Rockettes traverse through the non-sequel sequel of Patty Jenkin’s unmatched heroine. Does the number of characters and effort to highlight them all drag the story? Or will Diana Prince reignite the passions of female empowerment once again? Grab your lassos & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 16, 2020

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy take Christmas back to the ‘80s as they review an ad-filled film from Spencer’s past, Santa Claus: The Movie (1985). The Tree-Topping Trio explores the wonderful promo days of cinema with a Dudley Moore holiday classic! Will Santa’s interesting origin story create new awe and wonder for the team? Or are the product placements enough to make you gag on your own tinsel? Grab your Coca Cola & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 9, 2020

The Filmlosophers deck the halls & barricade the fireplaces along with Intern Amy as they discuss a holiday favorite of Eddie’s, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010). The Festive Few take a stroll through holiday traditions & experience a film that is watched every year! Will the tale of the “real” Santa chill the team to the bone? Or are the old, naked men & “business models” not the Christmas spirit? Grab your gingerbread & your popcorn, & tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Dec 2, 2020

The Filmlosophers take Intern Amy on the road less traveled to hunt for one of the most elusive items in film: MacGuffins! The Sleuthing Cinematic Scholars start the holidays off right with a bit of rabbit-hole diving. Are these mysterious entities some of the smartest forms of plot points in cinema, even still to this date? Or has the mere mention of its name already given you a headache? Grab your magnifying glasses and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 25, 2020

The Filmlosophers take a last stroll on Gallifrey with Intern Amy to celebrate the Doctor in the review of the 13th Doctor’s 2-episode espionage special, Spyfall. The Kasaavin Cohorts untangle the spy fun from Jodie Whittaker’s second season. How does the special rank up with others before it? Or do the stumbling blocks of the writing from the season past hinder the success of this effort? Grab your Sonic Screwdriver and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 18, 2020

The Filmlosophers find Intern Amy in the time stream to join the celebration and discussion of the 12th Doctor Christmas Special, Twice Upon a Time. The Mondasian Mob deck the halls as they discuss one of the most unique Christmas specials ever put out by the time-traveling franchise. Do the exploits of the 12th and 1st Doctor create outstanding “timey wimey” fun? Or will the logic and thought process of the timeline be enough to give you more headaches? Grab your Sonic mistletoe and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 11, 2020

The Filmlosophers continue leaping through time stasis bubbles to celebrate the Doctor by discussing the 50th-anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor. The Zygonian Zealots use all their brainpower to interpret how this particular hits each of them differently. Does the episode give a beautiful exploration into the minds of the Doctor? Or does the confusing mess only give headaches? Grab your Sonic Screwdrivers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Nov 4, 2020

The Filmlosophers and Intern Amy (from the Capeless Crusaders) jump back in time to celebrate the wonders of the Doctor by reviewing David Tennant’s series 4 finale, The End of Time. The Time-Traveling Trio take steps to honor the cinematic experiences Doctor Who has had by reviewing one of it’s most heart-wrenching. How does Tennant’s performance rank among the other Time Lords in the series? Grab your Sonic Screwdrivers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 28, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by Intern Amy (from the Capeless Crusaders) to honor the season by discussing the nature of the most talked-about horror subgenre: Social Thrillers. The Trifling Trio reflects on how far social commentary in films has come. Does the subgenre continue to educate moviegoers, creating a new generation of cinephiles? Or has the notion of “Woke Cinema” become a shell of its former self, losing its punch in the gut? Grab your notepads and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 21, 2020

The Filmlosophers continue their descent into madness and music with their next horror double feature review offering of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986). The Grisly Ghouls sing along as they discuss two iconic horror musicals. Does the niche fandom of the films become overshadowed by its plot holes? Or has the music taken hold of the guys and added two new followers? Grab your high heels and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Oct 14, 2020

The Filmlosophers dive into the holiday spirit headfirst with a horror double feature review on two underrated films, Sleepaway Camp (1983) and Dead Alive (1992). The Corporeal Compadres revisit the wonderful season of spookity by watching two horror films that flew well beneath the radar. Does the lack of infamy among these films imply hidden horror gems yet to be celebrated? Or is there a legitimate reason why these movies stayed buried all these years? Grab your lawnmowers and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 30, 2020

The Filmlosophers complete their journey in honoring the creative genius of Satoshi Kon by discussing his most innovative -yet deceptive- film, Paprika. The Parading Pals break down the unique messages behind the film and share what Kon has done to push anime to another level. Does Paprika create an original story that holds a beautiful mess to experience? Or has the film become so cumbersome that it will lull some viewers to sleep? Grab your toy robots and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 23, 2020

The Filmlosophers team up once again with Capeless Crusader -and intern- Amy to highlight a holiday anime classic from Satoshi Kon, Tokyo Godfathers. The Tokyo Trio takes a deep dive into the recently dubbed feature. Does the film continue to break the mold for Satoshi Kon and reset the standard in anime storytelling? Or has Tokyo Godfathers come to a complete stop as Kon’s anime mainstream offering? Grab your lottery tickets and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 16, 2020

The Filmlosophers are joined by Capeless Crusader -and intern- Amy to celebrate one of Satoshi Kon’s gleaming masterpieces, Millennium Actress. The Tumultuous Trio reflects on the artistic style and engaging storytelling of Kon through the cinematic vessel that debuted in 2002. Does the heart and beauty that encapsulates every cell of the film still tug at heartstrings, young and old? Or has Millennium Actress reached the peak of its ability and serves as only good memories of films gone by? Grab your key necklaces and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 9, 2020

The Filmlosophers wrack their brains trying to understand the latest time-bending creation from Christopher Nolan in Tenet. The Temporal Todd’s continue their fight against inverted entropy by discussing one of the most talked-about films of the year. Does Tenet create a beautiful mess of science and story that gives moviegoers an escape from the world? Or has Christopher Nolan’s big bag of engaging stories and visuals finally run out? Grab your bungee cables and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

Sep 2, 2020

The Filmlosophers bust out their Keytars and their leopard tights to rock on with the latest film in the Bill & Ted trilogy, Bill & Ted Face the Music. The Most Excellent Introverted Extroverts cap a 30-year journey of the boss kind and discuss the latest exploits of the time-traveling dudes. Does the film give homage to the roots where it comes from while also addressing their present-day dilemmas? Or do Bill and Ted find them on a journey of regret and painful ‘80s puns and jokes? Grab your new coke and your popcorn, and tune in to find out in this week’s episode of The Filmlosophers!

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