Every semester, starting with the 2020-2021 academic year, FMI Chair Christopher Llewellyn Reed has produced three review shows a semester, with two student (and one time, an alum) guest reviewers joining him. This past fall, our three shows were as follows:

  1. September 23: For our thirteenth episode (and first of the 2022-2023 academic year), we welcome Andrew Rouff, FMI Senior and Co-President of the FMI Club, and Matt Patti, Class of 2019 and the School of Design’s newly hired Studio Manager (and former President of the FMI Club), to discuss the September 23 release of the new documentary SIDNEY (about the late Sidney Poitier, dropping on Apple TV+) and the theatrical re-release of James Cameron’s 2009 AVATAR (ahead of the December release of its long-awaited sequel AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER). FMI Department Chair Chris Reed returns as the host. We look forward to a great year!
  2. October 21: For our fourteenth episode (and second of the 2022-2023 academic year), we welcome FMI Junior Tana Marshall and FMI First-Year Leilani Plaza to discuss the October 21 releases of both DESCENDANT and SLASH/BACK. The former is a documentary by director Margaret Brown and comes out on Netflix, telling the story of descendants of the survivors from the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States. The latter, distributed by RLJE Films in theaters and on VOD, is the debut feature of director Nyla Innuksuk, and is a coming-of-age/sci-fi tale of young Inuit girls battling not only their own hormones, but aliens, too. As always, FMI Department Chair Chris Reed hosts.
  3. December 2: For our fifteenth episode (and third of the 2022-2023 academic year), we welcome Stevenson Sophomore Chris Morrison (an English major and FMI minor) and FMI First-Year Hannah Sobieck—both of whom serve on the Executive Board of the FMI Club—to discuss the December 2 releases of 2ND CHANCE and SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The former is an animated adaptation of the 1970 movie SCROOGE and comes out on Netflix; the latter is the first documentary by noted director Ramin Bahrani and is theatrically released by Bleecker Street (and will come out on Showtime next spring). As always, FMI Department Chair Chris Reed hosts.