Oct 21, 2020
The internet and its many connected sites and apps is a fraught place, filled with algorithms that manipulate the user beyond what she or he comes close to realizing. Both films we discuss this week, The Social Dilemma and Feels Good Man, look at the more sinister aspects of online culture. Returning guest host Jennifer Proctor joins us a for a review of the first, and then Bart and Chris interview the director, Arthur Jones, and producer, Giorgio Angelini, of the second. Afterwards, we all share a film much on our individual minds following the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the rushed confirmation hearings for her chosen successor, Amy Coney Barrett. These are troubling times, so listen in and listen up.
Group Review Documentary:
THE SOCIAL DILEMMA (Jeff Orlowski, 2020)
Available on Netflix.
Film Featured in Interview Portion:
FEELS GOOD MAN (Arthur Jones, 2020)
Other Films Mentioned:
Links to reviews by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:
Artwork by Hilary Campbell
Intro music by Jeremiah Moore
Transitional music by BELLS≥ (thanks to Christopher Ernst)
Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed