Boomerang
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
3M ago
In our 6th episode, we take on our first film but the comedy king, Eddie Murphy. Join us as we watch his 1992 film, "Boomerang". This movie attempts to turn the tables on gender roles and we are here for it. Did this film age well or is it a relic of the 90s that should stay there? Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod ..read more
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Candyman
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our fifth episode of the season, Allison and Aubrey get in the Halloween spirit with this classic film, "Candyman" (1992). Get in the spooky mood as we attempt to break down exactly what this film is trying to say, the dangers of white womanhood, and how to avoid being Candyman's victim. Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod ..read more
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Training Day
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our fifth episode of the second season, we review a film that we've been planning since the beginning of the show, "Training Day" (2001). This film, which won Denzel Washington his oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards, follows the journey of a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) and his Training Officer (Washington) on his first day on the job. Join us as we break down this early 2000's hit and try to breakdown what exactly about this movie people liked so much. We apologize for the recording quality this week, it is all Allison's fault.   mixedreviewspodcastlewis@g ..read more
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The Preacher's Wife
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our 12th and LAST episode of the season, we review one of the greatest Christmas films, "The Preacher's Wife" (1996). Based off the 1947 film, "The Bishop's Wife", this star studded cast is able to seamlessly blend Christmas miracles with the lived reality of Black life. Join us as we watch Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston,  and Courtney B Vance discover the meaning of faith, love and hope while struggling with the consequences of gentrification. Join us in our season finale for some holiday cheer. Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram ..read more
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Friday
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our pilot episode of Mixed Reviews with Allison and Aubrey, we start with the iconic comedy, "Friday" (1995). Join us as we break down this film from the point of view of people who have watched this movie for the first time. Today we bring fun facts, some historical context, and some personal analysis as to why this movie is so special and has stood the test of time. Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod Bibliography: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kelleylcarter/after-20-years-friday-is-still-the-most-important-film-ev ..read more
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The Color Purple
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our 8th episode this season, we watch Steven Spielberg's interpretation of Alice Walker's novel, "The Color Purple" (1985). In this episode we discuss violence against Black women, the historical context around this film and the time period in which it takes place, and the lens of white directors in Black cinema. Join us as we ask the question, "Can white directors make Black movies?" mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod ..read more
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Daddy's Little Girls
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our sixth episode of the second season we finally take on the producer giant, Tyler Perry in his film, "Daddy's Little Girls" (2007). This film focuses on single dad attempting to regain custody of his children. Join us as we disentangle the tropes and ideologies buried within this script. mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod ..read more
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey | Minisode
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In our second minisode, we are reviewing the new Christmas musical from Netflix, "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey". In our minisodes we take a break from the classics and take time to watch the newest films from today's Black filmmakers.  Listen in to find out if this is film by David E. Talbert is one that you and your family should watch this holiday season or if this is one to skip. Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedreview_pod ..read more
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The Wood
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
In the premiere episode of Season 2, Allison and Aubrey are joined by the 3 Masters podcast! In this episode the three masters chose the film "The Wood" (1999) for the girls to watch and discuss. This film follows the story of a group of three friends on the day that one of them is supposed to be getting married. The other two friends attempt to reassure him about marriage as they reminisce on their friendship and their time growing up in Englewood.  Join us as we tackle Black boyhood, friendship, and early romantic relationships in this exciting talk. Contact: mixedreviewspodcastlewis ..read more
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Oscars Review Special
Mixed Reviews with Allison & Aubrey
by Allison & Aubrey Lewis
1y ago
Welcome to our First Annual Mixed Reviews Oscars Bonanza...or something. In our seventh episode of our second season, we review all of the Black films nominated for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. We discuss "Judas and the Black Messiah", "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", "Da 5 Bloods", "Soul", "The United States vs Billie Holiday", and "One Night in Miami..." Join us as we review and give our predictions for what will happen on April 25th. Whether we loved the film or not, we still rooting for #everyoneblack mixedreviewspodcastlewis@gmail.com Twitter - @mixedreview_pod Instagram - @mixedr ..read more
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