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SVU #151: Mudbound/Black Female Filmmakers

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Eric Kohn of IndieWire and the Screen Talk podcast joins Alison while on the road in the Florida Keys to discuss Dee Rees’ Netflix original MUDBOUND. Matt is still off on paternity leave, so this episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit has turned the responsibility for picking the main review to our guest host. In addition to talking Rees’ ensemble period drama, an Oscar contender with an outside chance of making history, Eric and Alison recommend other films directed by black women, some of whom Rees has cited as influences, and all work available to rent or stream.

This episode of Filmspotting: SVU is brought to you by Tribeca Shortlist and Showstopper.

Guest Host’s Choice Review

Mudbound

Queue Shots: Films Directed By Black Women

A Dry White Season
Daughters of the Dust
The Watermelon Woman
Whose Streets?

Behind the 8-Ball: 3 New Releases

Alison: Allied / Search Party / Their Finest
Eric: The Persian Connection / Landline / The Dinner

2 Listener Recommendations

Alison: Patton Oswalt: Annihilation / Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
Eric: Life / Parents

1 Random Film From Our Netflix "My Lists"

Alison: Boys in the Trees
Eric: Narcos

SVU #150: The Meyerowitz Stories / Movies About Grown-up Brothers

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David Sims of the Atlantic and the Blank Check podcast joins Alison to talk Noah Baumbach’s latest. While Matt is off on paternity leave, this episode of Filmspotting: Streaming Video Unit turns the responsibility for picking the main review to our guest host, who opts for the Netflix original movie THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED). Then, in honor of the complicated relationship between the half-siblings played by Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller in the film, they offer up some streaming recs about what happens when brothers grow up.

This episode of Filmspotting: SVU is brought to you by Tribeca Shortlist and Hello Fresh.

Guest Host’s Choice Review

The Meyerowitz Stories

Queue Shots: When Brothers Grow Up

Brother’s Keeper
Basket Case
A History of Violence
Warrior

Behind the 8-Ball: 3 New Releases

Alison: Alias Grace / 11/8/2016 / Reprise
David: Speed Racer / The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford / 42

2 Listener Recommendations

Alison: Father Brown / Krzysztof Kieslowski: I'm So-So
David: Hinterland / Mother

1 Random Film From Our Netflix "My Lists"

Alison: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
David: The Wave