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This is me reflecting on a Facebook post by Stephan Kinsella questioning whether entrepreneurial skill exists (the skill that some people are better predictors). Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/alexmerced)By Alex Merced
 
Directed by Brent Hodge, THE HOLY GAME shines a light on the most unlikely soccer tournament in the world. Within the walls of the Vatican, as a group of priests from around the world vie for sports glory, so too must they navigate their reasons for joining the priesthood and the pressures (and controversies) that follow. In this 1on1, we speak to …
 
Though most know him best as the creator his mega-hit HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda got his start with IN THE HEIGHTS. Set in the Washington Heights community in New York, HEIGHTS tells the story of Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), a young man who has big dreams of leaving his home and returning to his birth country. When a blackout knocks out the power for …
 
When the heat of the flames tries to overtake you, what will you do? In THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD, Angelina Jolie plays Hannah, a burnt-out flame jumper who is struggling to deal with the traumatic events of her past. When she meets young Connor, she finds herself forced into the fire again as she attempts to help him get to safety. This week, Dope Bl…
 
In CRUELLA, Emma Stone brings the backstory of one of Disney’s most famous villains to life. Well before there were 101 Dalmatians, Cruella De Vil was an aspiring fashion designer. However, when she matches wits against the (even more) evil designer, The Baronness (Emma Thompson), Cruella and her friends Jasper and Horace must scheme to bring down …
 
Set in a small town, SPIRIT: UNTAMED tells the story of Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced), a young girl who connects with a wild horse named Spirit who shares her adventurous heart. However, when a wrangler attempts to round up all the local horses for profit, Lucky and her friends must team up to help free Spirit and his herd. In this 1on1, Steve sp…
 
With the release of SPIRIT: UNTAMED, director Elaine Bogan tells a story of empowerment and fearlessness for the whole family. Set in a small town, young Lucky Prescott connects with a wild horse named Spirit, who shares her adventurous heart. However, when a wrangler attempts to round up all the local horses for profit, Lucky and her friends must …
 
With the release of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, Marvel finally begins to grapple with one of the most pertinent questions after AVENGERS: ENDGAME: Who will take on the shield of Captain America? However, at the same time, the latest series on Disney+ also tries to delve into the much larger issues of American history and racial inequity. Thi…
 
In Netflix's BLUE MIRACLE, Dennis Quaid plays Wade Malloy, a burnt out fisherman who is obsessed with winning the famed Bisbee's Black & Blue fishing tournament in Mexico. However, when Malloy is forced to team up with a local orphanage, he and his young teammates will be changed forever by the experience. In this 1on1, we speak to Quaid about his …
 
Directed by Alex Noyer, SOUND OF VIOLENCE tells the story of Alexis, a young woman who regains her hearing after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was only 10 years old. This experience awakens synesthetic abilities within her and sets her on a journey of self-discovery through the healing tones of brutal violence. In this 1on1, w…
 
In THE RETREAT, Renee and Valerie are a couple at a crossroads in their relationship so they decide to leave the city for a weekend of fun and romance at a secluded getaway. However, when they arrive there they discover something far more sinister as a group of extremists attempting to eliminate them. In this 1on1, we speak to star Aaron Ashmore ab…
 
Netflix’s new psychological thriller, RUN is a film about ailments, obsession, control, and the “love” of a “mother”. Chloe (Kiera Allen) was raised by her mother Diane (Sarah Paulson); forbidden from seeing the mail and is kept in isolation. Her mother has totally controlled her since she was born, but now as a teenager Chloe is starting to explor…
 
In Roadside Attractions' FINDING YOU, Rose Reid plays Finlay Sinclair, a young woman who spends a semester abroad in Ireland. When she meets actor Beckett Rush (Jedediah Goodacre), the two spark a romance and she learns more about herself along the way. In this 1on1, we speak to Reid about the allure of Irish charm and what she learned about hersel…
 
In the new documentary IT IS NOT OVER YET, director Louise Detlefson gets personal with her coverage of Dagmarsminde, a small long term care facility in Denmark that offers dignity and care to the elderly and those suffering from dementia. In this 1on1, we speak to Detlefson and health practitioner May Bjerre Eiby about helping patients with a peac…
 
In the new documentary LADY BUDS, director Chris J. Russo covers a unique point in history as she follows a group of female growers after California's legalization of marijuana. In this 1on1, we speak to Russo, legacy grower Chiah Rodrigues and marijuana advocate Sue Taylor about breaking the stigma of the cannibis industry and the oncoming threat …
 
In the new documentary CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST, director Mads Hedegaard tells the story of Kim the Cannon Arm and his quest to break the world record at the classic arcade game, Gyruss. In this 1on1, we speak to Hedegaard about the sense of community around gaming, the nature of heroes and what it means to leave a legacy behind.…
 
Starring Aiden Turner, the new series LEONARDO is a compelling look Leonardo DaVinci showing the drama behind his art, and exploring a tantalizing mystery left unexplained by biographers – the nature of his relationship with the model Caterina da Cremona. In this 1on1, Shelley McVea speaks to Turner about bringing history to life and the importance…
 
Roll out the [digital] red carpet and strike up the [Zoom] speeches! Believe it or not, It’s Oscar season and time to crown the Best Films of the pandemic year. As efforts such as NOMADLAND, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH and SOUND OF METAL all duke it out to claim the top prizes, Seeing and Believing’s Kevin McLenithan drops by to talk about some of …
 
Nominated for Best Animated film at the Oscars this year, WOLFWALKERS is a stunning tale of two young girls who attempt to bring peace between the beasts of the forest and the monsters of the city. In this 1on1, we speak to director Tomm Moore about the joys of hand-drawn animation, the divisiveness of false faith and why we’re so afraid of the wil…
 
Set in 1972, THE MARIJUANA CONSPIRACY tells the incredible true story of a group of young women who voluntarily participate in a 98-day isolation experiment to determine the effects of marijuana on females. In this 1on1, we speak to actress Tymika Tafari about how she connected with her character in the film and the over-arching theme of fear.…
 
In his latest film THE COURIER, director Dominic Cooke tells the amazing true story of Greville Wynne, a British business man who is called by MI6 to transport secret documents from the former Soviet Union. Partnering with potential defector Oleg Penkovsky, the two men work to deliver information that could potentially defuse the Cuban Missile Cris…
 
A WEEK AWAY tells the story of Will Hawkins, a troubled teen who takes a leap of faith when he attending summer camp where he finds love, friends and a place to belong. In this 1on1, we speak to writer/producer Alan Powell, music producer Adam Watts, producer/star Bailee Madison and star Kevin Quinn as we chat about the film's timeless quality, the…
 
Welcome to tonight’s main event! After many delays and teases, GODZILLA VS. KONG finally pits these massive titans against one another in an epic onscreen battle of monster mayhem. For most of a century, these characters have lived on as cultural icons that are simply too big to ignore. But why do these particular creatures hold such a special plac…
 
They’ve called her Crazy and said that her life is a Circus. Now, the new documentary FRAMING BRITNEY SPEARS attempts to unravel the mystery behind Spears’ mental health and the controversial conservatorship surrounding her estate. Is she being Overprotected because she’s Not a Girl, Not yet a Woman? Or is she Stronger than they say and stuck in a …
 
After Joss Whedon’s Justice League failed to catch on with audiences, those committed to seeing Zack Snyder’s original vision brought to completion began the most extensive fan campaign that Hollywood has ever seen. Featuring hashtags, billboards and even renting a plane, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut seemed like a passionate but empty pursuit. However, aft…
 
With their latest animated tale RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON, Disney transports the viewer to Kumandra, a nation that has remained divided for centuries. However, when an attempt at reconciliation goes horribly wrong, it falls on Raya, princess of the Heart region, to embark on a quest to find the mythological last dragon and restore peace to the world…
 
Previously on SF Radio, Heather Johnson, Miriam Ibrahim, and Dina Hamdieh joined me to talk about the first half of WANDAVISION. Now, the team reassembles to break the fourth wall and delve into the world of Westview once more. With the Series Finale in the rearview mirror, we discuss managing fan expectations and whether or not Wanda is the true v…
 
Directed by Matthew Bissonnette, DEATH OF A LADIES MAN tells the story of a man who, while facing his imminent death, begins to have bizarre hallucinations. In this 1on1, we speak to Bissonnette about the enduring legacy of Leonard Cohen, what he believes is ultimately the 'male problem' and the relationship between fantasy and reality.…
 
In Lee Isaac Chung’s MINARI, a Korean American family moves to an Arkansa farm in search of the American Dream. As they struggle to start a new business, they also struggle to rebuild their lives in a new environment. This week, we welcome SF’r Shelley McVea and newcomer Seun Olowo-ake to talk about making a home and the pitfalls of ambition.…
 
A lot can happen in a year. Directed by Philippe Falardeau, MY SALINGER YEAR is a slice of the life of Joanna Rakoff, an aspiring young writer in 1990s New York. After taking a job as an agent’s assistant, Joanna finds herself responding to the fan mail of legendary author J.D. Salinger as she struggles to find a voice of her own. In this 1on1, we …
 
Though he had committed no crime, author Mohamedou Ould Salahi was detained in Guantanamo Bay detention camp from 2002 until his release in 2016. Now, with the release of THE MAURITANIAN, Salahi’s story of endurance, suffering and grace is finally being told on the big screen. In this very special 1on1, we speak to Salahi about what it was like to …
 
The good people at Paranormal Solutions Inc ain’t afraid of no ghosts… or anything else. Directed by (and starring) Nicholas Carella, the new web series PARANORMAL SOLUTIONS INC. tells the story of a hapless (but passionate) team of semi-successful ghost hunters who are willing to believe in anything for the right price. In this 1on1, we speak to C…
 
At a time when women’s sports weren’t taken seriously, Rob Selvig took the reins of an unknown program at the University of Montana, and through passion and dedication, inspired his players to greatness. In the new documentary THE HOUSE THAT ROB BUILT, director (and former player) Megan Harrington tells the story of a man who has given so many youn…
 
We, at ScreenFish, believe that we are all created in God’s image and want to show our support where we can to those in the Black Community who continue to battle against systemic racism. While our team strives for diversity, we can always do better ourselves in giving voice to those who need the chance to speak out and be heard. Set in the heat of…
 
After a long absence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally made its triumphant return. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, WandaVision tells the story of beloved Avengers Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) who finally have the lives they’ve always wanted. However, as their white picket fence starts to show its cracks, the…
 
Widely regarded as one of WB’s greatest recent achievements, 2017’s WONDER WOMAN was a landmark film that broke records and was celebrated throughout Hollywood. Now, with the release of WONDER WOMAN 1984, the Amazonian princess returns with… less fanfare. Divisive from the moment of its release, WW84 sees Diana in the heart of the ‘Me Generation’ o…
 
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