Criticize After Dinner
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Your hosts Alexis and Chepe examine films through a radical, leftist lens. From Hollywood blockbusters to obscure films, we bring a discussion of politics, race, gender and more to movies.
||ExplicitSnowpiercer Review: Do We Need a New Society? (E11)||In our Snowpiercer review, we discuss the film's sensational ending, delve into the "pre-ordained positions," & discuss the nature of the film's revolution.||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJurassic World Review: Where Equality in the Workplace Means We’ll All Get Eaten (E10)||In this episode, we take a bite out of the newest film in the Jurassic Park franchise, which has garnered bigger audiences and better reviews than perhaps any of the sequels. Jurassic World is also perhaps the loudest in the series to date,||9/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMad Max Fury Road Review (E09)||One of the summer's big hits was Mad Max Fury Road, adored by critics and lambasted by Misogynist Rights Activists (MRA). This movie was loud and really chaotic, but had some really interesting feminist themes that we hope sunk in with a lot of its int.||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGhostbusters Review — I ain’t afraid of no environmental regulators (E08)||Excited at the news of a revamped Ghostbusters will an all-female starring cast, we brushed off the dust on our old VCRs, and gave the original a whirl. The constant sexism made for a difficult watch, but we split heavily on if the movie stood the test.||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDivergent and Insurgent Review||Returning to our key tween demographic, we had a conversation to explain the ins and outs of Divergent and Insurgent, for both the hardcore fans and those who've wisely skipped these movies. The trilogy they came from is almost a response to Hunger Gam.||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFoxcatcher Review — The Capitalist Owns YOU (E06)||In our Foxcatcher review, we delve into the politics of class, patriotism and masculinity that are so well critiqued in this Oscar-nominated film. A quiet movie, there are a lot more motifs and a lot of the film's thought-provoking ideas go left unsaid.||4/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSelma Review — An Organizer’s Movie||In our Selma review, we discuss this movie from the perspective of those who organize for social change. We also examine the movie’s relationship with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and other organizing in Jim Crow Alabama.||2/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBirdman Review — Fame, Brands, Self-Absorption (E04)||In our Birdman review, we look at the film's treatment of women, discuss its take on consumerism and commodification, and ask if the film is anti-consumerist, anti-elite, anti-intellectual... or something else entirely. We examine the film's ending,||2/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Lego Movie Review — Who Can Change Society? (E03)||In our Lego Movie review, we ask if the film portrays our own consumerist society, if the master builders are revolutionaries, or Ayn Rand libertarians, and examine the idea of “The Special.” - You can also listen to the show on YouTube, Stitche||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review — Protest Songs and Radical Symbols||In our review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, we examine the role of song in the film as a tool for dissent, the role of heroes and radical symbols, and how Katniss fits into that. We also explore how District 13 uses mass media as a revolution.||12/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
In-depth analysis of pop culture
Great show. Always thought provoking.
Oops - reviewed the podcast under my brother's account. Anyway - I know he would agree with what I wrote. And I sure as hell agree with it.
Great film analysis from eloquent hosts!
A really insightful and entertaining podcast. The two hosts are great together. It’s a joy to listen to them dig into these films and offer up new angles. (Thanks for ruining Ghostbusters forever for me. How did I never see any of that!)