#187: Man Up, Pt. 2 - The Art of Self-Defense
Riley Stearns’ new dark comedy THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE centers on an underground scene of fighters who engage in their own version of the transgressive tactics Tyler Durden plays with in 1999’s FIGHT CLUB, but both films are ultimately about the catharsis of violence. After digging into how ART OF SELF-DEFENSE spins the “fight club” premise to its own ends, we pit these two films against each other to see which reigns supreme!…Or, to determine what each movie has to say about their shared interests in misogyny, toxic masculinity, and the dehumanization of life in corporate America. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Your Next Picture Show:
• Keith: Alfred E. Green’s BABY FACE
• Tasha: Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE
• Scott: Avi Belkin’s MIKE WALLACE IS HERE
Outro music: AC/DC “Spoilin’ For A Fight”
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