Episode notes


The Montana winter isn’t the only thing ice-cold and unrelenting in God’s Country, directed by newcomer Julian Higgins and starring Thandiwe Newton. We’ve got Vulture’s TV critic and film writer Roxana Hadadi along to unpack all that this indie is bringing us. (Btw, today’s conversation is relatively spoiler-free.)

Then we’ll play a word quiz inspired by the title of this week’s movie.

What’s Good
Alonso – Hallmark’s upcoming slate, especially The Holiday Sitter
Drea – Kitchen deep clean
Roxana – newly planted White Oak tree


  1. Tom Hardy Quietly Entered a Local Martial Arts Tournament Last Week
  2. Jon Hamm Gave Back Over Half His Salary to Extend Confess, Fletch Shoot Saoirse Ronan will lead the cast of Steve McQueen’s upcoming World War II Movie

Read the short story Winter Light

Sound of Metal is out on Criterion with an intro essay by Roxana Hadadi

Staff Picks
Drea – Athena (2022)
Alonso – Benediction (2022)
Roxana – Athena and The Battle of Algiers (1966)

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Alonso Duralde
Drea Clark
Roxana Hadadi

Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

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  • Roxana Hadadi

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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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