August 6th, 2019 | Season 1 | 57 mins 49 secs
bill nunn, brooklyn, danny aiello, giancarlo esposito, new york, spike lee
It’s been 30 years since Da Mayor told Mookie to, “Always do the right thing,” in Spike Lee’s masterful third film. In this riveting episode of SOF the fellas take a look at ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ask: exactly what is the right thing? And after three decades, what’s our response to this movie’s character arcs and the layers of storytelling that combine to form one of cinema’s most iconic pressure-cookers? Before the episode ends the crew will also take time to debate the film’s climax and themes by wondering: What if Radio Raheem had not been killed?
July 3rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
action, blaxploitation, comedy, drama
From Pam Grier to The Rock, a pantheon of black action heroes can be found in Hollywood’s past and present. On this episode of Snobs On Film, the crew examines the impact that POC actors have had on the action genre and (of course) asks an uncomfortable question: why has the film industry and the public been so much more accepting of black actors as leads in action films than in dramas?
May 29th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
comics, disney, downey, marvel, mcu, thanos
After a decade of blockbuster films and last year’s record-breaking Infinity War, it’s time for Snobs On Film to go deep on Avengers: Endgame and examine the unprecedented success—and question the impact—of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Can the studio maintain its dominance? Has the MCU been a boost for the film industry, or is it the bane of modern cinema? The crew explores these issues and more, wrapping things up with an intriguing roundtable: What comic book film would you recommend to someone who hates comic book films?
May 1st, 2019 | Season 1 | 53 mins 4 secs
cinema, critic, film, surreal
Snobs On Film takes a look at the rise of Jordan Peele, Barry Jenkins, and films like ‘Sorry to Bother You’, and wonders: are people of color being better represented by today’s unconventional storytelling than by the hyper-realism of classics like ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz N the Hood’? Afterwards, the crew gets inspired by Peele’s newest film during a roundtable that gives each Snob a multiple choice: name the one movie character who could actually be your doppelgänger.
March 27th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr
bond, britian, craig, m, mi6, moneypenny, spy
As filming begins on the franchise’s 25th installment and we near the end of Daniel Craig’s epic run as James Bond, a certain question has come to mind concerning our favorite secret agent. In the era of #metoo, “diversity”, and Hollywood shake ups—does this mean #BondToo? Join us as SOF takes a look at the Craig films and discusses how a feminist present will impact the future of cinema’s most celebrated “misogynistic dinosaur”.
February 27th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
diversity, film, hollywood, marvel
Black actors are blowin’ up, right? It’s the golden age of black movie stars, right? Or are we about to witness yet another example of the Denzel Effect? Join us for the latest episode of the Snobs On Film podcast as we invite actor Omar Dorsey to help us answer an intriguing question: Why can there be only one black megastar in Hollywood at a time?
January 23rd, 2019 | Season 1 | 55 mins 44 secs
exorcist, halloween, hannibal, horror, jaws
It’s here: Episode 1 of SOF’s brand new seasonal format! The Snobs go straight for the jugular by examining the resurgence of horror films based on the work of Stephen King—and the strong box-office performance of recent horror movies in general. Has this scare-aissance brought the genre back to prominence? Or is the terror temporary? Next, the crew delivers a thrillingly evil and truly hilarious roundtable when they ask: who's the GOAT horror villain?
November 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
bond, bourne, espionage, le carré, smiley, spy
Has the spy genre gone stale? SOF takes a look at the past and present of the classic spy thriller and wonders about its future. From Bond to Bourne, and from Smiley to Red Sparrow, the crew debates the finer points of cinematic espionage and tries to determine if our favorite spies are headed toward a requiem or a renaissance.
September 24th, 2018 | 38 mins 24 secs
The conviction of Bill Cosby delivered a final blow to the status the legendary comic and actor owned in pop culture, specifically black pop culture. As the media sifts through the ashes of his implosion, SOF asks: what the hell do we do with Bill Cosby?
April 30th, 2018 | 52 mins 16 secs
avengers, black panther, guardians, hulk, marvel, mcu, thor
Ten years, six Infinity Stones, and one weekend box office total that brought in so much cash Thanos can probably afford to get his chin fixed. Was Avengers: Infinity War everything we thought it would be, or more than we bargained for?
March 8th, 2018 | 55 mins 34 secs
arnold schwarzenegger, james cameron, lena headey, linda hamilton, michael biehn, terminator
Ever wanted to get your hands on a TV or movie franchise and do things your way? So have we. First up on SOF Takeover? The Terminator franchise.
February 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 11 mins
isiah washington, larenz tate, lisa nicole carson, love, nia long, relationships, theodore witcher
More than twenty years ago a film escaped the confinements of Hollywood and made an indelible mark on a generation who had never seen their lives so truthfully portrayed on the silver screen. In a special Snob Deep episode of SOF, the crew examines the perennial classic Love Jones and discusses its aspirations, ultimate impact, and the reasons it failed to ignite the cinematic revolution it seemed destined to create.
February 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
africa, black panther, marvel, ryan coogler, wakanda
From Wakanda to Zamunda and the many incarnations of a mostly whitewashed Egypt, why does Hollywood feel the need to invent a fictitious Africa, and how does that impact our interest in the stories that take place there?
January 29th, 2018 | 55 mins 38 secs
amazon, apple, bright, hulu, netflix
Are streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon destined to become our box office future? Is the theater experience in danger of becoming a thing of the past?
January 8th, 2018 | 49 mins 4 secs
With the success of Spike Lee's Netflix series based on his 1986 film of the same name, SOF asks: does the success of "She's Gotta Have It?", HBO's "Insecure" and BET's "Being Mary Jane" signal the advent of modern and authentic black female representation on television?
December 11th, 2017 | 28 mins 4 secs
As moviegoers everywhere gear up for the release of the newest chapter in the Star Wars saga, SOF previews Rian Johnson's "The Last Jedi" while taking a moment to discuss and debate the impact of "The Force Awakens", "The Clone Wars", and the future of a franchise once written off as a thing of the past.