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Creed Gold Standard of Franchise Revivals
March 8, 2023
The successful re-invention of the Rocky franchise via the Creed films is fairly unprecedented in cinematic history: Creed III is
LOKI Time Keepers
June 22, 2021
Sometime last week, everyone watching Loki agreed at about the same time that the Time Keepers – the lizard-looking beings
Those Who Wish Me Dead Angelina Jolie
May 22, 2021
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/those-who-wish-me-dead-and-who-like-macguffins Those Who Wish Me Dead is a smokejumper vs. assassins thriller that finds Angelina Jolie trying to rescue a
May 22, 2021
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/invincible-is-the-superhero-game-of-thrones With Invincible, Amazon Prime may have managed to produce a superhero story even more brutal than its live-action series The
Concrete Cowboy horse philadelphia idris elba
April 9, 2021
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/concrete-cowboy Concrete Cowboy is a coming-of-age film about teenager Cole who comes across a love for the cowboy way of
The Sound of Metal Darius Marder Nicolas Becker Riz Ahmed
December 17, 2020
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/the-sound-of-metal-is-low-key-horrifying The Sound of Metal begins with an interesting premise that may seem impossible to pull off in a film:
His House
October 31, 2020
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/his-house-an-immigration-horror-story There’s an old joke in the Black community that a haunted house film with a Black cast would only
Lovecraft Country Jurnee Smollett
October 26, 2020
https://shows.acast.com/low-key/episodes/lovecraft-country-is-a-guidebook-of-americas-monsters Horror. Science fiction. Non-fiction. Fantasy. Adventure. Coming of Age. War. A lot of shows have a hard time executing
Merawi Gerima Residue, Gentrification, and Trying to Go Home Again (Low Key Podcast)
September 25, 2020
A young Black filmmaker named Jay tries to go home again in Residue, the new debut film from Merawi Gerima. But
Woke Low Key podcast
September 18, 2020
The new Hulu series Woke lives up to its name, but perhaps not in the way the creators intended. It’s the
1BR Movie News Extraction Chris hemsworth Save the Cat
September 14, 2020
The new horror film 1BR scored the number one spot on Netflix’s movies chart with little budget or promotion. But
Red sand Black Panther Chadwick Boseman
September 4, 2020
On Sunday, my wife and I spoke to our toddler about what happened to the actor who plays the hero
Project Power
August 27, 2020
Project Power, like many recent Netflix action hits, doesn’t just feel like a movie: It feels like the setup for
Shirley Shirley Jackson Elisabeth Moss Odessa Young Josephine Decker
August 21, 2020
The latest Low Key podcast covers Shirley, a film about the brilliant American Gothic author Shirley Jackson whose mid-20th century
Robert Pattinson Batman COVID-19
August 14, 2020
Leads for superhero films have to be in phenomenal shape, capable of terrifying criminals with their imposing physical presence —
Beyonce Jay-Z Black Is King
August 7, 2020
Our latest episode of the Low Key podcast covers the Beyonce visual album Black Is King, a re-envisioning of the
Amaryllis Fox Business of Drugs
July 30, 2020
Humans have used substances to induce soberless states since the beginning of time, but Netflix’s The Business of Drugs breaks
Charlize Theron Kiki Layne The Old Guard
July 18, 2020
Our latest Low Key podcast covers Netflix’s new action film The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron. Based on a comic book
Do the Right Thing Low Key podcast
July 2, 2020
Do the Right Thing still feels sharply relevant after 31 years: Every group feels aggrieved, lashing out with both words
June 26, 2020
I live in Tennessee. Keith Dennie, one of my Low Key Podcast co-hosts, lives in Texas. And another, Tim Molloy,
Da 5 Bloods Spike Lee
June 18, 2020
Today’s episode of the Low Key podcast covers the Spike Lee film Da 5 Bloods, which follows four black GIs returning
What is the Snyder Cut
June 1, 2020
The nerd nightmare is over: the badgering has paid off, and the Snyder Cut of the DC Extended Universe’s Justice
Murder to Mercy Cyntoia Brown podcast
May 27, 2020
Netflix does not shy away from distributing stories that give voices to the voiceless — and the recently released documentary
Uncorked Niecy Nash Mamoudou Athie Memphis
April 18, 2020
How well does Uncorked capture the feel of Memphis? On this week’s Low Key podcast, two guys from Memphis help