51 episodios

Analyzing society through the lens of its cultural products.

(E)STRANGE(D) Helen Rollins and Adrian Romero

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Analyzing society through the lens of its cultural products.

    49 - The Prison of Your Mind

    49 - The Prison of Your Mind

    Actor Aaron Hickland joins Helen to discuss 'The Shawshank Redemption' (Frank Darabont) in relation to hope, lack and capitalism.

    • 1h 4 min
    48 - Love Robots (special q & a episode)

    48 - Love Robots (special q & a episode)

    Sex, alienation, capital. Helen answers your questions about Punk, 'A Ghost Story' (David Lowery), Cottage Core, 'political' art, 'The Vow' (Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer), 'Blade Runner 2049' (Denis Villeneuve), the best countries at making movies and what awaits us after Covid.
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    • 1h 14 min
    47 - Not In Freud's Name! ('Visual Pleasure' analysis part 2)

    47 - Not In Freud's Name! ('Visual Pleasure' analysis part 2)

    We get way too worked up about the second half of the essay ('Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' by Laura Mulvey), which can be found here:
    https://www.asu.edu/courses/fms504/total-readings/mulvey-visualpleasure.pdf

    • 1h 18 min
    46 - Misleading Light ('Visual Pleasure' analysis part 1)

    46 - Misleading Light ('Visual Pleasure' analysis part 1)

    Adrian and Helen read and analyze a canonical essay in so-called 'Lacanian' film theory - one that ushered in an oppositional, identity-based ethos to both how films are made and how they are talked about - showing that this 'theory' isn't Lacanian at all.

    • 1h 28 min
    45 - 'Cancelling Comedians while the World Burns' (ft. Ben Burgis)

    45 - 'Cancelling Comedians while the World Burns' (ft. Ben Burgis)

    Philosopher and author Ben Burgis joins us to discuss his latest text with Zer0 Books ('Cancelling Comedians while the World Burns'), which is due to be released in the spring of 2021. We analyze Dave Chapelle's 2019 comedy special 'Sticks and Stones'.
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    • 1h 21 min
    44 - The Hunt Squared

    44 - The Hunt Squared

    In this belated episode (recorded last month at the time of the presidential debate), we talk about 'The Hunt' (Craig Zobel), 'The Hunt' (Thomas Vinterberg) and Trump's enviable curves...

    • 1h 26 min

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