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Respect and Suicide Squad

September 14, 2021

 Movie theater audiences have been applauding the Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect," in which Jennifer Hudson is convincing as that greatest of soul singers. In this podcast episode, HCC film professors Marie Westhaver and Mike Giuliano raise their own voices to praise the film. Although Mike has a few reservations about the script, he shares Marie's enthusiastic response to many aspects of this movie about an amazing performer. Marie and Mike encourage you to see this movie. By contrast, they encourage you to skip the other movie discussed in this episode, "The Suicide Squad," in which raw language, graphic violence and a witless story make for a grueling experience. As superhero movies go, it is not super. Moreover, such talented actors as Idris Elba, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis are wasted. Oh, well, Marie and Mike watched "The Suicide Squad" in order to tell you it's not worth watching.

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