Episode notes

Since winning the Grand Jury prize at the Venice Film festival, SAINT OMER, a movie based on the real life experience of its French-Senegalese director Alice Diop, has appeared on many critics’ lists, and is now becoming available to see in the US. Ellie Foumbi, director of Spirit Award nominee Our Father, The Devil (which also screened in Venice!) is our guest.

Then, we hear Hall of Excellence results and take a Hotline call about critically acclaimed movies that are hard to see in much of the country.  

New Hotline Website!

What’s Good
Alonso – Everything’s coming up Company
Drea – Willow TV Series
Ellie – Norman Malone: For the Left Hand
Ify – snowboarding and dad stories


Staff Picks
Alonso – Atlantics
Drea – The Inspection
Ellie – An Elephant Sitting Still
Ify – The Menu


Our sponsor this week is Star of Magnolia

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Ify Nwadiwe
Drea Clark
Alonso Duralde
Ellie Foumbi

Produced by Marissa Flaxbart
Sr. Producer Laura Swisher

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  • Ellie Foumbi

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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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