Critical Reflections

A series of discussions with guests focusing on issues of representation in film and media. Sponsor ... more

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August 01, 2021 00:50:58
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Getting Critical With Filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki

Season 2 of the Critical Reflections podcast kicks off with a frank conversation around filmmaking and film criticism in the age of cancel culture. 'Crisis' filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki breaks down the alternative process he embarked on to promote his film during a particularly trying period. ...

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July 04, 2021 01:07:14
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Sharing Truths For Greater Communal Health - Darnell Pierre Benjamin

The final episode of Season 1 captures a dynamic conversation between myself and fellow Truth and Reconciliation project grantee Darnell Pierre Benjamin. We discuss representation, creative work, and efforts to protect the Black psyche. ...

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June 27, 2021 00:27:40
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Community Engagement with Katie Hoffman

The second episode of the three-part series conclusion of Season 1 of Critical Reflections spotlights Katie Hoffman, another member of the Symmes Township community working with Truth and Reconciliation project grantee Darnell Pierre Benjamin to present his film '13th & Republic' at Home of the Brave Park. The conversation focuses on creating opportunities to be seen and heard. ...

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June 20, 2021 00:53:01
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Critical Community Partnerships - Sara Bitter

The first of a three-part series of episodes signaling the end of the first season of Critical Reflections. This episode features a conversation with Sara Bitter, a Symmes Township resident who rallied various community members in support of a screening of Truth and Reconciliation Project grantee Darnell Pierre Benjamin's film '13th & Republic' in a neighborhood park following initial resistance. This story is an example of community members coming together and worth breaking down from several perspectives. ...

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May 30, 2021 01:18:01
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Getting Personal and Critical With Daniel Pfahl

The latest episode of the Critical Reflections podcast spotlights the similarities of growing into an appreciation of various art forms between Ohio and North Carolina as Ohio native Daniel Pfahl joins the conversation. ...

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May 23, 2021 00:58:24
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Origins of a Nerdy Critic - Dave Chernomas

For this throwback episode of the Critical Reflections podcast, special guest Dave Chernomas helps me recall a host of moviegoing experiences that define my experiences as a film critic. ...

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