The Discourse

The Discourse

A film & entertainment podcast breaking down what the world of popular culture is discussing in the moment.

A weekly podcast hosted by author A. J. Black (The X-Cast) and film lecturer Carl Sweeney (The Movie Palace)

A proud part of the We Made This podcast network: wemadethisnetwork.com
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BAFTAs 2024, Immersive Cinema & What's the Best Time to Watch a Movie?
The DiscourseFebruary 26, 2024
130
00:42:2638.85 MB

BAFTAs 2024, Immersive Cinema & What's the Best Time to Watch a Movie?

Welcome back to THE DISCOURSE , a podcast about film, entertainment & culture. In this episode, Tony and Carl tackle the recent BAFTA Awards 2024, discussing the winners and some of the viral episodes around it - Barry Keoghan's 'prosthetics' and the random Oppenheimer winner on stage. Plus! Mar...

White Cinema, Copyright Kryptonite & (American) History's Iconic TV Moments
The DiscourseFebruary 14, 2024
129
00:38:4735.5 MB

White Cinema, Copyright Kryptonite & (American) History's Iconic TV Moments

Welcome back to THE DISCOURSE , a podcast about film, entertainment & culture. In this episode, Carl and Tony discuss a fascinating recent article by Ellen E. Jones calling for 'white cinema' to become a recognised term, citing filmmakers like Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola. They examine the arg...

Oscar Nominations 2024, Cinema of 2023 & How Many Films A Year Do You Watch?
The DiscourseFebruary 12, 2024
128
00:40:4937.37 MB

Oscar Nominations 2024, Cinema of 2023 & How Many Films A Year Do You Watch?

Welcome back to THE DISCOURSE , a podcast about film, entertainment & culture. In this episode, Carl and Tony discuss the major Oscar nominations of 2024, unpicking who should win, who might win, and if there's anything to the Barbie controversy. Plus! Thanks to a guest note from listener Sam St...

007's Trigger Warnings & Kate Hudson's Male Romcom Stars Plea
The DiscourseJanuary 17, 2024
127
00:29:4727.27 MB

007's Trigger Warnings & Kate Hudson's Male Romcom Stars Plea

Welcome back to THE DISCOURSE , a podcast about film, entertainment & culture. In this episode, Tony and Carl get into their first Bond Corner of 2024, here discussing the BFI's decision to put trigger warnings in front of old Bond movies. Woke tosh? Progressive historical engagement? Or somewhe...

Post Office Drama, Bring Back Weird British TV & Talking (Carl into) The Traitors
The DiscourseJanuary 15, 2024
126
00:44:3740.84 MB

Post Office Drama, Bring Back Weird British TV & Talking (Carl into) The Traitors

Welcome back to THE DISCOURSE , a podcast about film, entertainment & culture. In this episode, Tony and Carl talk about the biggest news story of the year - the British post office scandal, and the ITV drama Mr Bates vs the Post Office that exposed it. What is the power of television to change ...