Foxcatcher Review — The Capitalist Owns YOU (E06)

Criticize after dinner's Foxcatcher review

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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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review — Protest Songs and Radical Symbols

The Podcast Criticize After Dinner reviews "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"

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 revolutionary strategy, and discuss the different ways the Capitol and District 13 wage war. Finally, we talk through how Mockingjay gives us a stark, real-world look into what it’s like to be a refugee, what real-world regions we’re reminded of as we learn more about District 13, and how…boring and artless District 13 seems, and why that disappoints us.

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