Episode notes

This week, Ify, Drea and Alonso are joined by the one and only Ricky Carmona to talk about Disney’s Encanto. The animated feature is set in Colombia, a country Ricky is muy familiar with, as a frequent traveler there to visit his many relatives. Did Disney do Colombia dirty, or did they capture its spirit via the Madrigal family? Plus, everyone pays tribute to Sidney Poitier, the trailblazing pioneer who passed away last week at the age of 97.

What’s Good Mentions

Alonso – Yellowjackets

Drea – Bagged Salad

Ify – Peacemaker

Ricky – I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short



Penelope Cruz wants to do a musical with her husband w/ Almodovar directing

The Oscars will have a host this year


Sidney Poitier Movies Mentioned in the Episode

In the Heat of the Night

Lilies of the Field

A Patch of Blue

A Raisin in the Sun

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner


Buy Alonso’s book I’ll Be Home for Christmas Movies

Staff Picks:

Ify – Spawn

Drea – I’m Your Man

Alonso – Danger Diabolik

Ricky – Malcolm X


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Ify Nwadiwe

Drea Clark

Alonso Duralde

Ricky Carmona

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  • Ricky Carmona

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A movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe is joined by film producer Drea Clark and film critic Alonso Duralde for a fast, funny, flight through film. Maximum Film! is news, reviews and in-depth insight, beamed directly into your ears every week.

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