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Dead Beat Film Society

We are the Dead Beat Film Society. Every meeting someone picks an important film. We all watch the film then meet back up to discuss it. Along with a discussion of why the film is important, we analyze the film making, acting, directing, and discuss our personal thoughts and opinions.
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Now displaying: May, 2021
May 31, 2021

We want our Asian American film revolution now!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we talk Amy Tan, turning a book into a movie, Chinese American culture, mother/daughter relationships, the immigrant experience, generational trauma, playing mahjong, respond to the criticism of this film, women finding self worth, family, the meaning of the swan feather, all 8 women's stories, playing chess, playing piano, being stuck in a loveless marriage, splitting the ice cream bill, dumping soy sauce on someone's food, Asian American stories in Hollywood, and the impact of this film on future filmmakers.
So dish up some best quality crab and hit play for an in depth The Joy Luck Club film analysis!

(Special Guest: Vivian Hua)
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May 17, 2021

Yes we are talkin' to you so listen up!
Join the Dead Beat Film Society as we discuss our first Martin Scorsese film, talking Bobbie D, a 12 year old Jodie Foster, the iconic "You talkin' to me" line, mohawks, the jazz soundtrack, right wing news media, Travis Bickle as Uber driver, Q Anon and breaking up imaginary pedophilia rings, incels, PTSD and veterans of the Vietnam war, voiceover, cheese on apple pie (wtf?), NYC as a character, buying a girl a record she already has and taking her to a porn film, New York in the 70's, the antihero, Taxi the TV show, and debate the ending: real or a dream?
Smash that play button for an in depth Taxi Driver film analysis!

(Special Guest: Allen Almacher)
Click here to read Allen's film reviews on The MacGuffin and follow him on Twitter here!

 

May 3, 2021

Momma always says "Listen to the Dead Beat Film Society"!
Join the DBFS as we discuss Robert Zemeckis, debate Tom Hanks's sexiness, the suburban chain Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., the use of a neutral main character, racism in film and cancel culture, the soundtrack, Lt. Dan, Jen-nay, the southern accent as shorthand for stupid, Jenny as the villain and the modern meme, 1990's computer effects, the meaning of the feather, the terrible meta sequel, boomer nostalgia, the origin of the down-home wisdom, the changing soundtrack, the novel it's based on and the author's lawsuit, the randomness of a box of chocolates, and dispute the claim that this is one of the most conservative movies ever made.
So crack open about 15 Dr. Pepper's and press play for an in depth Forrest Gump film analysis!

(Special Guest: Eva Walker)
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