Mad Max Fury Road Review (E09)

Mad Max Fury Road

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 intended viewers. On a film level, this may not really have been our type, but we love the themes. Alexis wonders if they are delivered with too much of a sledgehammer, while Chepe hopes it will be the right kind of delivery system to some of the video game generation.

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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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Birdman 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, its quoting of Macbeth, and ask what the film has to say about the quest for attention and fame under capitalism.

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