September 2021 has lead Jonathan (@berkreviews) and Corey (@coreyrstarr) to look outside the majority of the Hollywood system. This month, all of the movies are featuring more diverse casts, stories, or directors. Following the normal guidelines for the selection of the movies, the two looked for films they hadn’t seen but for some reason piqued their interest.
As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they’ve seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.
REPRESENTING – Atlantics (2019) – Berkreviews Movie Club
Week 1 – Blue Velvet (1986)
Plot Synopsis: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Directed by David Lynch
Week 2 – Swingers (1996)
Plot Synopsis: A wannabe actor has a hard time moving on from a break-up, but he is lucky to have supportive friends.
Directed by Doug Liman
Week 3 – Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Plot Synopsis: An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.
Directed by James Foley
Week 4 – The Crying Game (1992)
Plot Synopsis: A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier’s world.
Directed by Neil Jordan