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.

Ratatouille, or Who Gave Brad Bird a Bad Review?

3 months ago

Bonjour! Join us as we discuss a boy who wants to cook, the rat mafia, and the relationship between art and criticism.

00:30 Plot Synopsis 02:40 Let's Discuss! 02:48 What did we like? 11:55 It tastes like sexism 16:30 Does Remy's character work? 19:40 Family vs. passion 22:25 What does this movie have to say about theft? 29:03 What if this is a class story? 34:07 Art, art criticism, and the critic