129 RS Podcast Do the Right Thing, Doctor Strange, Shutter Island

On this week’s Reel Spirituality Podcast, we continue our Story and Study segments by discussing one of the greatest films of all time, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and Martin Scorsese’s Hitchcock-homage Shutter Island, respectively. Also, in our Sizzle segment, Matt Lumpkin joins Elijah Davidson and Jonathan Stoner to unravel Doctor Strange‘s spell. Don’t worry – we avoid all SPOILERS for the latest addition to the MCU.


Matt Lumpkin thinks you ought to read Neil Gaiman’s Marvel 1602 series.

That unsettling fulldome feature Elijah Davidson mentions is called Samskara, and it’s trippier than anything in Doctor Strange.

Next week, we’ll be talking about the blaxsploitation conscience flick Cornbread, Earl and Me, which you can watch here:

And here are the trailers for:

Do the Right Thing

Doctor Strange

and Shutter Island

The music on this episode includes a clip from Sam Cooke’s iconic “A Change is Gonna Come” and a clip from “On the Nature of Daylight,” from Lorenz Dangel’s elegic score for Shutter Island.

The theme music for our podcast is provided by Matt Lumpkin, whose music can be found here. If you are interested in subscribing to the Reel Spirituality podcast, follow this link to Apple or follow this link to Stitcher.