Barbarian (Cregger 2022)

Barbarian (Esterhazy 2021)

A movie with twists and turns, some of which were awesome, some of which were at best confusing, at worst problematic. The film definitely has tension and moments of suspense and horror. We always appreciate a new, innovative film even if we don’t think it completely hits the mark.

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Barbarian  (Cregger 2022)

TOPIC INDEX – Barbarian  (Cregger 2022) (times are approximate) 

0:30 – Introductions
2:30 – Barbara Creed Monstrous Feminine
3:45 – Film discussion begins
8:00 – spoilers discussion begins
8:30 – Mom actor
10:00 – police
12:00 – Sociology moment – Creed’s monstrous feminine
14:00 – Kristeva’s abject
15:00 – Othering
20:00 – deaths
30:00 – additional criticisms
35:00 – what if…?
48:00 – evil women
54:30 – the best argument for the film
1:02:00 – race
1:08:00 – grading the film using the Collective Nightmares Evolving Rubric of Social Responsibility
1:10:00 – pet ownership

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Episode 117

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