School Sucks At the Movies

[PODCAST] #447: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend – A New Analysis of The Breakfast Club

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is my collaboration with Patrick and Ady of The Philosophy Film Club. Our subject of discussion is a film that both defined the teen movie genre and (appropriately) broke its rules. See Brett's Notes For This Production THE CHARACTERS (10:30-46:30) -Our identification with characters in the film -Who were our teachers and how ...

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183: The War On…A Clockwork Orange

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." -Alphonse Karr Translation: The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing Pursuing a topic that I wish was less relevant...Cory, Matt and I discuss the political and cultural reaction to the Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, based on a book by the same ...

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165: The Essential Ingredients of A Psychopathic Society

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Cory, Osborne and I discuss a new documentary film about psychopathy, power and society... "Every meaningful change starts with awareness. In our culture, we not only praise psychopaths in the highest positions of power, but in many cases, they became our role models. Challenge your beliefs! We have delved into the world of ...

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132: Live Show #5, Hour 1: Libertarian Themes In The Hunger Games

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPictured: Politics. Jason Osborne, Dale Everett, Carla Gericke and I discuss the film, The Hunger Games. We also compare the presence of libertarian themes in the book to that of the movie. This is hour one Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from March 26th, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm ...

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115: School Sucks At the Movies (#2) – Charlie Bartlett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThree listeners - Evan, James, and Sarah - join me to discuss the film, Charlie Bartlett. Cast: Tyler Hilton, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Megan Park, Kat Dennings and Robert Downey Jr. Summary: Wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Yelchin) is failing miserably at fitting in at a new public high school run by the world-weary Principal ...

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110: School Sucks At the Movies (#1) – The Cartel

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we'll discuss sound, the f-word in Christmas songs and a documentary called The Cartel. This film looks at various levels of corruption in the government school system, primarily using New Jersey as a case study. The filmmaker, Bob Bowden supports voucher programs and the expansion of charter schools. Although I have always opposed ...

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