America is dying a very specific “Germany in the mid-1930s” sort of death, and even if we don’t know the outcome, we’re beginning to identify the collaborators. Not so Mamo-related when it’s a taxi company, but what about when it’s the chairman of Disney? What are our responsibilities to this “popular culture” we’ve been gabbing about for 12 years? Before you say “stay in your lane,” sorry friends, this shit is our lane.
Team ‘Mo gathers once again to discuss the 2017 Oscar nominations, which are fairly boring, but as ever, we are not.
The “separate the art from the artist” debate rears its head once again, as allegations arise against Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Star Trek says we’ll evolve: can we?
POWER!! Who has it? Who needs it? Who wants it? Who lost it? Team Mamo recaps the year 2016 in movers and shakers as the pop cultural landscape is wracked by celebrity deaths, digital doubles and orange-faced idiots. Hey 2016: don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. And for sure don’t fall down that flight of stairs, accidentally set yourself on fire and throw yourself off a bridge.
In advance of tomorrow night’s Superticket, the Mamo twosome gather to come down against ROGUE ONE – and the discrepancy between the movie Disney marketed and the movie we actually got.
What are the limits of representation? Looking at MOANA and in light of Kathleen Kennedy’s recent comments re: female directors for STAR WARS, we have a gab.
Welcome back to Mamo! Join us for a far-ranging discussion that starts with Donald Trump, Devin Faraci, and complicity in rape culture; wraps its arms around Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Queen Sugar and the proper use of one’s “power list” capital; and gets, generally, into where we are right now.
It’s time to close up the summer of 2016 with respect to box office, and the box office contest! We anoint a new winner and talk about the summer that sorta wasn’t.
We almost made it out of TIFF 2016 without ever doing a show, but not quite! Joined (and prompted) by special guest star Shelagh Rowan-Legg, we have a look at a couple of remarkable genre films about women – RAW and THE UNTAMED – before diving into MOONLIGHT and the question of representation, as things finally begin to move forward.
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Mamo has come a long way in 11 years, and it’s time to address the inevitable changes in our direction. Plus: Suicide Squad, consumer culture at the movies, and a bit of Stranger Things love.
We’re back! Team Mamo checks in on the summer of 2016 with comments on Pixar, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, and Justice League. Plus: we bring the gavel down on Barco Escape, and coo about Brie Larson.