medicine-for-melancholy-w-textAs Moonlight continues to astonish audiences in theatres, one of our listeners suggested that we consider discussing Barry Jenkins’ directorial debut Medicine for Melancholy.  We loved the idea so much that we decided to throw away our usual format and do a “Listener’s Choice” episode.  While we don’t talk about any short films this week (don’t fret, they will be back in the next episode), we do take some time to show Jenkins’ Moonlight and Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room love before diving into the romantic and social themes of Medicine for Melancholy.

Do you have a film in mind that you would like hear us to discuss in a future “Listener’s Choice” episode?  If so, be sure to submit your suggestion to us via twitter (@ChangingReelsAC) or by email (  Also, you can subscribe to our show on  iTunes, SoundCloud or Stitcher!

Show notes:

  • 3:27 – Moonlight by Barry Jenkins
  • 10:47 – Green Room by Jeremy Saulnier
  • 18:33 – Medicine for Melancholy by Barry Jenkins

Cohost of Changing Reels, Courtney Small from Cinema Axis, consumes everything cinema from big budget spectacles to small foreign fare. He has contributed pieces to various publications and has been a guest on several film related podcasts.   Courtney is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the Canadian Association of Online Film Critics.

Cohost and Editor of Changing Reels, Andrew Hathaway from Can’t Stop the Movies, is more of a hermit than his charming cohost.  He spends what may be seen as an unhealthy amount of time analyzing cinematic fare as light as Magic Mike XXL and as enigmatic as The Midnight Swim. When he’s not taking a deep dive into cinema he’s contributed to books like Thoughts on The Thin Man. The partnership between Andrew and Courtney started through their podcast series on the movies of Denis Villeneuve and blossomed into Changing Reels.

The art for Changing Reels comes commissioned from Seth Gorden, Andrew’s frequent collaborator on Why Video Games and one of the creative minds behind Earnest and Purcell.