Secrets of Movies and TV Shows

A podcast that delves into movies and TV shows, both new and classic, looking at them from a fan’s perspective and going beyond the surface to the hidden layers and deeper meanings.

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Recent Episodes

The Secrets of Zach Snyder’s Justice League - The release of the Snyder cut of Justice League was a virtually unprecedented cinema event where a director was able to completely remake his film through editing. Dom Bettinelli, Andrew Hermiz and Fr. Chip Hines discuss where the original and re-cut movies differ, what's improved, and where DCEU goes from here.
The Secrets of WandaVision - WandaVision is a huge hit and Andrew Hermiz, Fr. Andrew Kinstetter, and Mike Denz discuss why and how Wanda is a broken hero struggling to cope with grief in a way that she realizes is hurting those around her. But it is her hope in the end that ultimately satisfies.
George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar! The Secrets of Hail Caesar! - The Coen Brothers made an homage to old Hollywood in Hail Caesar! Dom Bettinelli, Thomas Sanjurjo, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the story of a good man, a father figure, trying to do a thankless job in a system full of make-believe, selfish agendas, and bad behavior.
The Secrets of Jodorowsky’s Dune - Cult film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky attempted to make the most bizarre, avant-garde version of "Dune" in the mid-1970s. Thomas Sanjurjo, Andrew Hermiz, and Jack Baruzzini discuss the 2013 documentary about it and how, despite failing to get made, it influenced decades of films afterward.
The Secrets of Good Will Hunting - In the iconic modern Boston-set movie, Good Will Hunting broaches themes of forgiveness, vocation, potential, and loyalty. Dom Bettinelli, Fr. Chip Hines, and Andrew Hermiz discuss these deeper themes, while also highlighting the fun of the classic fish-out-of-water theme.