The Black Little Mermaid and a report from the Toronto Film Festival
It’s all about the Canadians and the mermaids this week. BFG editor-in-chief Neal Pollack opens the podcast proceedings with a discussion with his favorite guest–himself–about whether or not it’s OK that there’s a Black Little Mermaid. Spoiler alert: It is, but it’s also OK to criticize Black actors for their performances. So much nuance in that five minutes!
Then comes film critic Stephen Garrett to discuss his recent trip to the Toronto International Film Festival. He and Neal discuss ‘Glass Onion,’ ‘The Menu,’ ‘The Fablemans,’ ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ ‘The Whale,’ and a couple of movies that TIFF banned at the last minute, among other movies and topics. It’s the kind of high-end movie discussion you can get here and only here. Listen and get ready for “quality movie season”!