Episodes

Episode 12: Selma

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Dan felt Selma was alright. I think Selma is garbage. One thing we can agree on is that Selma was disappointing. We’ve been due for a movie about MLK for a while, it’s a shame we got Selma, which is borderline laughable in many-a-scene and honestly insulting to the bravery of those people fifty years ago who stood up for their rights as human beings. It’s a pandering movie that belongs somewhere between the Lifetime cable network and a direct-to-video release. I truly think it’s that bad. Dan disagrees, but you can hear all that in the podcast. Continue reading

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Episode 11: Whiplash

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I honestly have no idea if Fletcher’s questionable methods in Whiplash are what it takes to mold great artists, but I think it’s a compelling argument. Dan points out in this episode that he feels it’s unfair to accuse the film of glorifying abusive teaching simply because our two lead characters “triumph” in the end (I surround triumph in quotes because I’m not entirely sure it is a triumph — but I guess that was obvious from the quotes and this aside is unnecessary). I don’t know whether or not I agree with Dan, but I do think the ambiguousness of the ending raises questions rather than provides answers. So whatever conclusions you think the film is making are conclusions you’ve made on your own. Continue reading

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