If you are really interested in (honestly sometimes entertaining) reviews that cannot divorce movie making and storytelling from an extreme leftist and pretentious point of view, this is the show for you.
They are completely incapable of walking into a movie without 7 tons of patriarchal baggage on their back. If a movie dare to present a male or centrist/right-wing point of view, they will point out 17 different ways in which it’s wrong for having done so and how it’s existence is what is wrong with society.
Other than their extraordinarily clear, extreme political point of view, several of the hosts start from a position of disliking popular or populist things. I’m not one to shy away from intellectual language, but somehow they make a trait that I would consider endearing in most people, seem almost insufferable because it they’re coming from a position of disgust so often and using their intellects as weapons. That’s the very essence of punching down.
Lastly, there is a level of distain/disinterest that they seem to have while viewing most movies. They cannot be bothered to remember even some of the most basic details about movies that they have just seen. Even more important than that, they REGULARLY miss the predominant point that the filmmakers are trying to get across. This is almost never something very subtle either, it’s something that is picked up on by almost every other reviewer, almost all the time.
So to sum up, this podcast is about 10% intro and ads. (Acceptable but not enjoyable)
60-80% (depending on the episode) reasonable discussion on movies from a left-wing viewpoint. (generally pretty enjoyable)
0-20% (depending on the episode) angry, disdainful, ill-informed, or crazily biased content parroting ideas that are driving our country apart.
Any remainder is generally filler.
There is not a chance that they have read any of these reviews, or if they have, then they don’t care because they have not changed. But if you are reading this, and you are OK with the phrase “let’s punch Nazis” being applied to anybody you disagree with, this show will absolutely represent your worldview and you should think about your life choices and then become an avid listener. If you are a reasonable person, then read this review, listen to a few episodes, and perhaps this somewhat extreme review will give you the insight to realize that you are about to enter an abusive relationship if you become a regular listener like myself. The parts of it that are good, keep me coming back, but I am disgusted and frankly disappointed by things that they say every single week.