Episode Archive

22 episodes of SNOBS ON FILM since the first episode, which aired on November 7th, 2017.

  • The Music Snobs on Film

    September 7th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 17 mins
    beyonce, disney, film, hitchcock, hollywood, music, prince, soundtrack

    For the first time ever, THE MUSIC SNOBS meets SNOBS ON FILM in one unforgettable episode to celebrate both podcasts’ season finales!!! Listen as the Snobs combine the two shows to go deep on the (im)perfect marriage of cinema and sound. The crew explores the natural relationship between music and movies while questioning which artform impacts the audience the most. The ensuing debate inevitably leads to a wild roundtable: What movie soundtrack do you absolutely love even though you have no desire to ever see the movie again?

  • Do the Right Thing

    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?

  • Black Action Heroes

    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?

  • The Beginning and Endgame of the MCU

    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?

  • Is This ‘Us’?

    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.

  • #BondToo?

    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”.

  • The Denzel Effect

    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?

  • King For A Day

    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?

  • Episode 14: Spyfall

    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.

  • Episode 13: The Cosby Blow

    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?

  • Episode 12: Avengers: Infinity War Review + Reaction

    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?

  • Episode 11: SOF Takeover: The Terminator Franchise

    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.

  • Episode 10: Love Jones

    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.

  • Episode 9: Black Panther

    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?

  • Episode 8: Home Box Office

    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?

  • Episode 7: Has She Finally Gotten It?

    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?