Power, Fought

I frequently pitch Someone Else’s Movie to potential guests by explaining that the podcast is evergreen: Because movies don’t change, a given episode can be just as relevant in five years as it is today. That’s a feature, not a bug.

In this case of this week’s episode, though, it’s a depressing truth: Spike Lee’s masterpiece Do the Right Thing hasn’t aged a day in the 31 years since its release, because white cops keep killing Black people.

Aisling Chin-Yee, whose first feature The Rest of Us is available on digital and on demand today, was more than willing to dig into that ugly reality, and into the film itself. I’m really glad she picked this, although I’m also deeply, deeply angry that literally nothing has changed about its subject matter.

Give it a listen. Subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle Play and Stitcher and get the episode immediately, or download it directly from the web. And then get ready to roll through the other stuff I’ve done over the past week:

That feels like plenty, right? And yet somehow there’s more to come.

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