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This podcast uses widely accessible works of art in film and television to discover truths about the human condition that are symbolically reflected in the culture captured within each work. This podcast also reviews the quality of the work in creating its symbolism and in the truth it attempts to convey.

A Dilettante TV & Film Revie‪w‬ Joseph Hazani

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This podcast uses widely accessible works of art in film and television to discover truths about the human condition that are symbolically reflected in the culture captured within each work. This podcast also reviews the quality of the work in creating its symbolism and in the truth it attempts to convey.

    #114 50/50 Movie Review

    #114 50/50 Movie Review

    Available on Netflix. An otherwise healthy twentysomething has a comically early midlife crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis -- and a 50-50 chance of survival.
    Grade: C-

    • 3 min
    #113 Before I Disappear Movie Review

    #113 Before I Disappear Movie Review

    Available on Netflix. As he's about to commit suicide, downcast Richie is interrupted by his estranged sister asking him to babysit her daughter. When events force Richie to spend more time with his niece than expected, she prompts him to reassess his dark views of life.

    Grade: A-

    • 3 min
    #112 The Revenant Movie Review

    #112 The Revenant Movie Review

    Available in Theatres. A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

    Grade: A-

    • 4 min
    #111 Sling Blade Movie Review

    #111 Sling Blade Movie Review

    Available on Netflix. Simpleminded Karl has just been released from a psychiatric hospital, where he'd been confined since age 12 for murdering his mother and her lover. He lands a job at a garage fixing motors and befriends a young boy -- but can Karl outrun his past?

    Grade: A

    • 5 min
    #110 Steve Jobs Movie Review

    #110 Steve Jobs Movie Review

    Now available in select theatres. Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

    Grade: A

    • 5 min
    #109 Foxcatcher Movie Review

    #109 Foxcatcher Movie Review

    Available on Netflix. Preparing for the 1988 Olympics, two sibling wrestlers cross paths with a paranoid schizophrenic millionaire in this drama based on a true story. The competitive Schultz brothers soon learn their new acquaintance is a dangerous distraction.

    Grade: A

    • 5 min

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