The Philosophy of Movies

The Philosophy of Movies

By Josh Matthews
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A close look at the meanings of movies, old and new -- their philosophies, ideologies, presuppositions, and religious beliefs. From Dr. Josh Matthews. For more, visit joshmatthews.org
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A close look at the meanings of movies, old and new -- their philosophies, ideologies, presuppositions, and religious beliefs. From Dr. Josh Matthews. For more, visit joshmatthews.org
joshmatthews.org

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2019 Episode 4 -- Villains in Children's Animated Movies, with special guest Dr. Tom Clark
Why are villains in children's movies changing?  Some recent kids movies have villains who are redeemed in the end, while others have no villain at all.  I talk about this with my special guest this episode is Dr. Tom Clark, mathematics professor at Dordt University.  (He and I both have young children, so we are well-versed in contemporary kids' movie fare.) Our conversation ranges from Toy Story 4, to Coco, to Frozen, to Ratatouille and Inside Out.  SPOILER ALERT: we will assume that you are okay with us discussing the entirety of those movies, including the ending.  
27:57
November 20, 2019
2019 Episode 3 -- The Eight Movies that Changed My Life
In honor of my upcoming 40th birthday, I consider which movies were among the most influential in my life and why.  There might be a few surprises.  Also, write in to me and tell which movies influenced you the most.
36:40
October 26, 2019
2019 Episode 2 -- Joker, Ikiru, Marathon Man
This episode discusses the simplistic politics of "Joker," the controversial new movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. As well, I highly recommend "Ikiru" and make fun of this episode's Stupid Fun Movie, "Marathon Man."
44:44
October 5, 2019
2019 Episode 1 -- Ad Astra, Robocop, The New World, Revenge
I'll tell you why "Ad Astra," the new Brad Pitt-in-space movie, is overhyped and not worth anyone's time.  I'll also give movie recommendations about Robocop (1987), The New World (2005), and Revenge (1989).
43:47
September 22, 2019
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