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.

Brave, or Pixar's Princess Problem

2 months ago

If you could change your fate, would ya? Good question, Merida! We wanted to like this movie more than we did..so what went wrong?

00:35 Synopsis

02:26 Let's discuss!

11:42 Tae's research corner: Behind-the-scenes

15:10 Conflicting themes

27:55 Josh's philosphy corner: What is fate?

36:50 Sexist tropes strike again