What messages are movies delivering? What makes them work or not work? And why does that matter? Newbery Medal Winner Tae Keller and her husband Josh Nadel tackle these questions, and dissect the way movies both reflect and impact our culture. Tune in for story analysis, debates, a sprinkling of fun facts, and a whole lot of hot takes along the way.

The Good Dinosaur, or Pixar Fix(a)r

a month ago

Dust of your archaeologist gear, because we are digging deep! This week, we talk about The Good Dinosaur, the challenges of storytelling, why this movie may not have worked, and what might have made it better.

00:33 Synopsis 1:30 Let's discuss! 12:18 What is "story structure" and how does this movie interpret it? 20:50 Why is this movie about dinosaurs? 22:48 We have to talk about the animation 27:12 Pixar Fix(a)r: Let's brainstorm other ideas for this movie 51:38 The challenges of storytelling, and why this isn't a "bad" movie.