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.

Up, or Old Man Yells at Clouds

3 months ago

Turn it UP! And by 'it', we mean this podcast, because today we're talking about beautiful metaphors, tricky second acts, and an infamous montage.

02:26 Let's discuss! 03:40 How does the montage work? 09:04 Would Up be better as a short film? 15:32 Why doesn't the rest of the movie live up to the first act? 34:14 Kevin doesn't die, at least 37:51 What are the themes? 50:35 Josh zags! How does Pixar suspend our disbelief?