Jurassic 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, but continues the familiar themes of the ramifications of capitalist man’s ignorant attempts to play god, and the forces of nature that win out in the end. Alexis takes issue, though, with some of the more regressive gender politics in the movie and is very invested in the dinosaur-on-dinosaur rumble at the end, while Chepe is worried about workplace safety and has suggestions for a change-of-pace in the inevitable fifth Jurassic film.

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Foxcatcher Review — The Capitalist Owns YOU (E06)

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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. So, we’re here to get that conversation rolling, as Alexis starts us off on the class dimensions of the film, while Chepe points out analogies made between the treatment of working class wrestlers and that of the Du Pont’s horses. We also take it to the Bechdel Test, and this class is pass or fail.

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