TFR 92: That’s Problematic

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This week we decided to follow up on Al’s article on how to deal with problematic art with a full-on episode. It’s a big topic and we absolutely can’t cover everything, but we can certainly take a bite out of the issue. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts via Twitter or Facebook.

Now please enjoy this completely unrelated picture of Woody Allen at the beginning of Annie Hall.

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TFR 88: Two White Guys on Dear White People

Ahead of the Netflix series, we decided to address Justin Simien’s debut film Dear White People.

Full disclosure: We are, indeed, two white guys (if you didn’t already know), so we can’t comment on the film from inside black culture, but we can look at it from the perspective of, well.. white people. (No worries, we love the film, which is why we’re giving it the deserved attention).

We also expound on some of the deeper, more universal social issues the film brings up because hey, we have things to say about them too.

So join us for this hidden gem of a film!

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Up Next: The Clone Wars!

TFR 86: Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation

Welcome to a deadly serious edition of The Film Room

Due to recent events, we have decided to do two things. One is to cover an Iranian film, an area of film we’ve neglected until now. Not just any Iranian film, but Asghar Farhadi’s 2011 masterpiece, A Separation! Two is to donate this month’s Patreon funds to the ACLU for their efforts in the event in question (we wouldn’t do this unless we absolutely knew that our supporters wouldn’t mind us doing so).

This drama focuses on a couple who has separated, and the events that their separation is directly responsible for.

So come join us as we get serious!

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Up Next: Oscars!

TFR 59: Zootopia, Now In Theaters

A FULL EPISODE ON A CURRENTLY-IN-THEATERS FILM? HAVE WE SOLD OUR FORMAT OUT?!

Well no, actually. We both saw Zootopia and WOW, we were floored by what it had to offer. We thought it was the ballsiest Disney film to date for one EXTREMELY hot button reason. We explore these themes and generally wax about what a well built (not perfect, but very well built) film this is. We also compare and contrast with another select film. So join us as we talk Disney’s Zootopia!
WARNING: FULL SPOILERS ARE ON! And we mean Everything. Is. Spoiled. If you want to be surprised at all by this film (which we recommend), go see it first. You will not be disappointed.

 

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Up Next: Lost In Translation!

TFR 48: NC-17 for Dialogue and Strong Language

Welcome to our explict-rated cast!

This episode has been a long time coming; we’re going to talk frankly about the MPAA. We buckle down and get serious as we go through a brief history of the ratings board, and talk why the system is damaging and needs to be reformed.
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Up Next: Standing Ovation!

TFR 23: Hollywood Needs a Kick in the Ass (w/Director Lexi Alexander)

Welcome to a very special episode of The Film Room!

This week we have with us the director of Green Street Hooligans and Punisher: War Zone, Lexi Alexander! We talk the state of equality in Hollywood, what it’s like to be a female director/writer/anything, why Hollywood’s piracy fight is a giant wash, we get the full story on exactly what happened in the Expendabelles incident, and so much more! And most importantly, we give a call to action from you, our listeners! So join us!
Also here be slight spoilers for Green Street and Punisher. Nothing too bad.
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This is Me Getting Real blog entry (The one that inspired our previous Hollywood Feminism cast)
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