The Social Network

The Social Network

Film review by: Witney Seibold

“You are probably going to be a very successful computer person. But you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.”

 

-Dialogue spoken to Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) in “The Social Network” (more…)

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Inside Job

Inside Job

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Like his brilliant “No End in Sight,” Charles Ferguson‘s “Inside Job” (narrated by Matt Damon) takes a massively complicated and hotly contested piece of recent history – in this case the 2008 financial collapse – and makes it seem, for brief moments, kind of understandable. Of course, part of his point is that modern economics has become so forcefully and deliberately complex and oblique, that no one is supposed to be able to follow it, making sure that the CEOs and investment bilkers in charge of the whole mess can continue to give themselves huge millions-of-dollars bonuses. (more…)

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Waste Land

Waste Land

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Vik Muniz is a Brazilian-born artist living in New York. His latest idea is to go to a place called Jardim Gramacho, a landfill just outside of Rio de Janeiro, and make art from the garbage found there.He intends to give all the money made from the art back to the locals in an attempt to “give back” to the people. (more…)

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Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering

Film review by: Witney Seibold

In the 18th century, there was a Massachusetts politician named Eldrich Gerry (pronounced with a hard “g”), who was the first to redraw electoral district lines to suit his own political interests, and assure that he could win his district by making sure in contained all his supporters. (more…)

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