Thursday, February 8, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - February 8, 2017

Dresser, Sam. "How Camus and Sartre Split Up Over the Question of How to Be Free." Aeon (January 27, 2017) [I've been going through similar disagreements the last week and been discussing these philosophers with students. I guess my biggest problem in regard to the former "disagreements" is how can those that believe they are fighting for social justice, and resisting authoritarian tendencies, become/be proponents of dogmatic absolutism and willfully ignorant of abuses/terrors in the histories of their own particular ideologies (and in their present incarnations).]

Foreign Language Film nominees Oscars 2018 [While everyone is rushing to the theater to see the Oscar nominees for the major awards, my attention always immediately goes to the Foreign Language Film nominees and to where I can find them (because they are not in the Bluegrass). I have seen The Square, but I do not think it is on the level of Oslund's previous film Force Majeure. A Fantastic Woman and The Insult (from the trailers) are the ones I wish I could see immediately.]

Media Bias/Fact Check  All media sources are biased (this is so obvious), but there are distinctions to be made in the attempt at factual accuracy in the reports coming from media sources. This is a good resource for checking on media sources. ["Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC News) is an independent online media outlet. MBFC News is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices. MBFC News’ aim is to inspire action and a rejection of overtly biased media. We want to return to an era of straight forward news reporting. Funding for MBFC News comes from site advertising, individual donors, and the pockets of our bias checkers. MBFC News follows a strict methodology for determining the biases of sources. Dave Van Zandt is the primary editor for sources. He is assisted by a collective of volunteers who assist in research for many sources listed on these pages. MBFC News also provides occasional fact checks, original articles on media bias and breaking/important news stories, especially as it relates to USA politics. MBFC News was founded by Dave Van Zandt in 2015. Dave studied Communications in college and over the years has focused on personal research in media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence based reporting."]

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