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.
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Guest Host’s Choice Review
Queue Shots: Films Directed By Black Women
A Dry White Season
Daughters of the Dust
The Watermelon Woman
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