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In this new Tilting Windmill Studios production, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into the long-standing relationship between the political and cinema worlds. Exploring a new politically-inspired film in each episode, the duo determines whether or not the film is historically accurate, and more importantly, whether or not it’s any good! (It’s usually not.)

In this new Tilting Windmill Studios production, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into the long-standing relationship between the political and cinema worlds. Exploring a new politically-inspired film in each episode, the duo determines whether or not the film is historically accurate, and more importantly, whether or not it’s any good! (It’s usually not.)
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In this new Tilting Windmill Studios production, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into the long-standing relationship between the political and cinema worlds. Exploring a new politically-inspired film in each episode, the duo determines whether or not the film is historically accurate, and more importantly, whether or not it’s any good! (It’s usually not.)

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English

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Episodes

10: “Broken Promises” is the Worst Birthday Celebration Ever

2/6/2018
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In this episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett and Dominic explore ‘Broken Promises: The United Nations at 60.” This documentary, which was made largely to explore the failed aspects of the UN’s broad global reach, was released in 2005. Most vital to the purposes […]

Duration:00:30:05

9: Why is “Nixon” Three Hours?! Three… Hours…

1/29/2018
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In this week’s episode, Brett and Dominic explore 1995’s Anthony Hopkins-vehicle, ‘Nixon.’ Nixon is paranoid. Nixon is sad. Nixon thinks he killed Kennedy? What on earth is going on in this three hour spectacular of boredom? 5/10, doesn’t include Nixon aggressively grabbing Checkers the dog’s […]

Duration:00:34:22

8: At Least “Truman” Isn’t Egregiously Awful

1/22/2018
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Long before HBO was what it is today, they were trying to find their footing with original content. In 1995, they released “Truman,” a biopic of Harry Truman starring Gary Sinise. He sits on a park bench for awhile. He also learns how government works, […]

Duration:00:39:08

7: “Dave” Is The Best Not-President President

1/15/2018
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On this week’s Silver Screens & Politics, Brett and Dominic explore the crazy but undeniably lovable tale of “Dave,” the best president that was never president. After a series of unfortunate events, Dave, a guy who runs a temp agency, becomes the most powerful person […]

Duration:00:52:49

6: “Virtual JFK” – An Extraordinary Portrait of Someone Thinking

1/7/2018
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In the return of Silver Screens & Politics, Dominic and Brett watch the film ‘Virtual JFK’ – an exploration of the Vietnam War if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated. Does it succeed in exploring an alternative timeline? Or does it develop a […]

Duration:00:40:08

5: “The Bystander Theory” Has No Theory

10/24/2017
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In the fifth episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Bystander Theory,’ a 2013 film that attempts to explore theories on the JFK assassination. A film that’s nearly impossible to find, we stumbled upon it in a […]

Duration:00:42:51

3: “The Wind and the Lion” and the Wonder Bread

9/17/2017
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In the third episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Wind and the Lion,’ the 1975 film directed and written by John Milius. The film fictionalizes a historical story of President Theodore Roosevelt working to get back […]

Duration:00:48:57

2: Press Sec. Alex Jones (“Death of a President”)

9/10/2017
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In the second episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into Gabriel Range’s 2006 film, ‘Death of a President.’ This highly controversial docudrama catalogs the hypothetical assassination of President George W. Bush and its aftermath. Is it poor taste to […]

Duration:01:06:51

1: It’s Pronounced “W”

9/3/2017
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In the inaugural episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve into Oliver Stone’s 2008 George W. Bush biopic, ‘W.’ How historically accurate is ‘W,’ and does it take the same creative liberties other Oliver Stone films are known for? Is […]

Duration:00:44:07