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Houselights: A Film Director Podcast

  • House of Lee - 183 - BlacKkKlansman

    6 GIU 2024 · In our latest podcast episode, we delve into the provocative and timely film, **BlacKkKlansman**, directed by the ever-bold Spike Lee. This true-story adaptation follows Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. With performances that are as compelling as the narrative, the film navigates the complexities of race, identity, and America's tumultuous history with a blend of satire, drama, and unflinching honesty. Lee's direction ensures that while the film is set in the past, its themes resonate loudly in today's society. Our discussion explores the film's layered storytelling, standout performances, and its ability to balance humor with the gravity of its message. Tune in to hear our full review and thoughts on this significant cinematic piece.
    56 min. 18 sec.
  • House of Lee - 182 - 25th Hour

    30 MAG 2024 · “25th Hour” is a powerful exploration of human emotions, regrets, and the choices that shape our lives. Spike Lee’s vision shines through, even when navigating David Benioff’s adaptation of his own novel. If you’re looking for a thought-provoking and intense cinematic experience, this film won’t disappoint.
    1 h 9 min. 55 sec.
  • House of Lee - 181 - Malcolm X

    23 MAG 2024 · Join us on this episode of Houselights as we delve into Spike Lee's film Malcolm X. Our hosts explore Denzel Washington's riveting performance, historical accuracy, and its lasting impact on American cinema and culture. 
    1 h 4 min. 46 sec.
  • House of Lee - 180 - Do the Right Thing

    17 MAG 2024 · "Do the Right Thing" is a cultural touchstone that remains as relevant today as it was upon its release. Its portrayal of racial tensions, systemic injustice, and the power of community is both a reflection of its time and a prescient commentary on contemporary issues. Spike Lee’s ability to provoke thought and conversation through his art makes "Do the Right Thing" a vital piece of American cinema.
    59 min. 11 sec.
  • House of Baird - 179 - Star Trek: Nemesis

    2 MAG 2024 · Director Stuart Baird attempts to navigate the complex waters of Star Trek lore, bringing a darker tone to the franchise. The thematic exploration of identity, through the lens of Picard and his clone, offers a compelling study of nature versus nurture. However, the execution falls short of its ambitious premise.  *This episode contains discussions of fictional sexual assault.*
    1 h 7 min. 19 sec.
  • House of Baird - 178 - US Marshals

    25 APR 2024 · “U.S. Marshals” may not surpass its predecessor, but it still offers solid entertainment, especially for fans of action thrillers. While it lacks Harrison Ford’s star power, Tommy Lee Jones holds the film together with his compelling portrayal of Sam Gerard
    56 min. 49 sec.
  • House of Baird - 177 - Executive Decision

    18 APR 2024 · Stuart Baird's "Executive Decision" may have its quirks, but it's an adrenaline-fueled thriller that keeps viewers hooked from takeoff to landing. Baird's directorial debut showcases his talent for suspense, making this a memorable addition to the action genre. 
    1 h 2 min. 29 sec.
  • House of Gerwig - 176 - Barbie

    11 APR 2024 · With its heartfelt message of self-acceptance and dazzling visuals, Barbie is sure to capture the hearts of audiences of all ages. Greta Gerwig has once again proven herself a fantastic storyteller, and the film further evidences her talent and vision.
    59 min. 57 sec.
  • House of Gerwig - 175 - Little Women

    4 APR 2024 · Greta Gerwig's "Little Women": A cinematic marvel that delicately stitches together the threads of sisterhood, ambition, and love. Gerwig's adaptation dances between past and present, breathing life into Louisa May Alcott's beloved characters. Saoirse Ronan's portrayal of Jo March is a symphony of passion and vulnerability. With its bold choices and luminous storytelling, "Little Women" invites us to ponder our own dreams against the backdrop of history. 
    54 min. 28 sec.
  • House of Gerwig - 174 - Lady Bird

    29 MAR 2024 · Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical script captures the essence of adolescence—the yearning for independence, the clash with parental expectations, and the search for identity. Lady Bird’s journey feels real, raw, and deeply personal. Exceptional performances, hyperrealism, quirky characters, and a nostalgic soundtrack make this film a must-watch. It’s a reminder that even in the ordinary moments, there’s extraordinary beauty waiting to be discovered
    55 min. 46 sec.

The show started with revisiting all of David Fincher's directorial works but we just had to keep going. Listen week by week, film by flim, as we review every movie...

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The show started with revisiting all of David Fincher's directorial works but we just had to keep going. Listen week by week, film by flim, as we review every movie from our favorite directors.
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