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.

Onward, or The Most Underrated Pixar Movie

2 months ago

We took a bit of a break but...upward and onward, because today we are talking about Onward! We discuss planting and payoff, building theme into a setting, and how older siblings are truly the best.

02:15 Let's discuss!

09:15 How does the worldbuilding work?

17:42 Magical planting and pay off

37:55 Josh's one critique

40:35 Car Crash Watch!

43:30 What's the theme, and could it be stronger?