5Quadrant: Pick Flick Again? “Election” and the 2016 Presidential Race

In 1999, Alexander Payne’s Election put the director on the map and created an iconic satire of the American electoral process. In 2016, that satire has not only grown more relevant, but seems to accurately diagnose the debacle of the current presidential race. This week, we look at how reality has changed Election’s impact and what it’s like to watch the movie for the first time in light of the parallels to the candidates today. #podcast

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5Quadrant: Dracula’s Cinematic Immortality

Dracula’s iconic presence throughout history offers a known brand, but is it known for quality? What did Stoker intend with the character and what have audiences responded to in his various iterations? #podcast

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5Quadrant: Can’t Jack Torrance Just Be a Bad Dad?

For decades, average viewers and critics alike have been trying to assign an objective meaning to the complex elements Stanley Kubrick left throughout The Shining. There is even an entire documentary about some of the most elaborate conspiracy theories called Room 237. This week, contributors Stefan and Abe dive into man’s search for meaning in a Kubrick horror movie and wonder if it’s really worth the effort. #podcast

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5Quadrant #2: What if Spielberg is Right?

#Podcast: Was Steven Spielberg correct with his gloomy predictions for the movie business?

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5Quadrant #1: What Happened to the Adult Drama?

New movie-themed podcast! Chris and Tom discuss box office for the weekend of 9/23-9/25, the latest headlines, and the fall of the adult drama. #podcast

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