Back to the Movies #49 – Queen of Katwe

Original post can be found at GoodTrash Media


On this week’s Back to the Movieswe’re continuing our trip into the waters of family drama with Disney’s Queen of Katwe starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o. The film follows a young girl from the slums of Uganda named Phiona Mutesi who finds her calling when a football coach decides to start a chess club. The film follows Phiona’s journey to finding happiness and success for her family through her passion for Chess. Queen of Katwe is an especially unique film thanks to its inclusion of women working on the film both behind behind the scenes and in front of the camera. 

This week I’m rejoined by The Film Syllabus‘s Alexandra Bohannon to review the film after we’ve talked about what we’ve been watching. Alexandra was excited to talk about her recent binge of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the former hit show Parks and Rec. I talk about last weekend’s Magnificent 7 and whether or not it brings anything fresh to the western genre. I also talk about another recent foray into anime with Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue. The two of us also talk about our recent watches of the criminally underrated film from William Friedkin, Sorcerer.


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