BFG Week In Review Podcast #014: ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Manifest’, ‘The Green Knight,’ ‘Jungle Cruise,’ ‘Schmigadoon,’…and More!

Our editor and writers discuss the week that was in popular culture

On this week’s exciting edition of The Book and Film Globe Week in Review, editor-in-chief Neal Pollack welcomes Lily Moayeri to talk about her investigative piece about the true origins of the Summer of Soul documentary. Pablo Gallaga stops by to trip out about ‘The Green Knight.’ Stephen Garrett, a real-life film critic who has apparently never heard of Jon Lovitz’s ‘The Critic,‘ wishes ‘Jungle Cruise’ had been as good as the movies it blatantly rips off. It’s a film that longs for the golden year of 1916, apparently.

Then, it’s TV time. G.L. Ford wonders why Kevin Smith made a He-Man reboot without actually featuring much He-Man or Skeletor. Then Adam Hirschfelder manifests to talk about Manifest, a show that called him during quarantine. Finally, Sara Stewart stops by to kibitz with Neal about ‘Schmigadoon!’ and they both agree that if you don’t love the song ‘Corn Puddin”, then you are dead inside! Check out our Week in Review!

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