Silver Screens & Politics

Silver Screens & Politics

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10: “Broken Promises” is the Worst Birthday Celebration Ever
Feb 6 • 30 min
In this episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett and Dominic explore ‘Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60.” This documentary, which was made largely to explore the failed aspects of the UN’s broad global reach, was released in 2005. Most vital to…
9: Why is “Nixon” Three Hours?! Three… Hours…
Jan 29 • 34 min
In this week’s episode, Brett and Dominic explore 1995’s Anthony Hopkins-vehicle, ‘Nixon.’ Nixon is paranoid. Nixon is sad. Nixon thinks he killed Kennedy? What on earth is going on in this three hour spectacular of boredom? 5/10, doesn’t include Nixon…
8: At Least “Truman” Isn’t Egregiously Awful
Jan 22 • 39 min
Long before HBO was what it is today, they were trying to find their footing with original content. In 1995, they released “Truman,” a biopic of Harry Truman starring Gary Sinise. He sits on a park bench for awhile. He also learns how government works,…
7: “Dave” Is The Best Not-President President
Jan 15 • 52 min
On this week’s Silver Screens & Politics, Brett and Dominic explore the crazy but undeniably lovable tale of “Dave,” the best president that was never president. After a series of unfortunate events, Dave, a guy who runs a temp agency, becomes the most…
6: “Virtual JFK” – An Extraordinary Portrait of Someone Thinking
Jan 7 • 40 min
In the return of Silver Screens & Politics, Dominic and Brett watch the film ‘Virtual JFK’ – an exploration of the Vietnam War if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated. Does it succeed in exploring an alternative timeline? Or does it develop…
5: “The Bystander Theory” Has No Theory
Oct 24, 2017 • 42 min
In the fifth episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Bystander Theory,’ a 2013 film that attempts to explore theories on the JFK assassination. A film that’s nearly impossible to find, we stumbled upon…
4: “Wilson” Is a Technicolor God
Oct 16, 2017 • 47 min
In the fourth episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘Wilson,’ the 1944 Woodrow Wilson biopic directed by Henry King. While it bombed at the box office, the shiny, oh so shiny, portrait of the 28th…
3: “The Wind and the Lion” and the Wonder Bread
Sep 17, 2017 • 48 min
In the third episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Wind and the Lion,’ the 1975 film directed and written by John Milius. The film fictionalizes a historical story of President Theodore Roosevelt…
2: Press Sec. Alex Jones (“Death of a President”)
Sep 10, 2017 • 66 min
In the second episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into Gabriel Range’s 2006 film, ‘Death of a President.’ This highly controversial docudrama catalogs the hypothetical assassination of President George W. Bush…
1: It’s Pronounced “W”
Sep 3, 2017
In the inaugural episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into Oliver Stone’s 2008 George W. Bush biopic, ‘W.’ How historically accurate is ‘W,’ and does it take the same creative liberties other Oliver Stone films…