The 2024 Dionysus Awards

Sunday, August 4, 2024
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Sunday, March 10, 2024

What Is It

What movies of the past year challenged your assumptions and made you think about things in new ways? Josh and guest co-host Jeremy Sabol present our annual Dionysus Awards for the most thought-provoking movies of 2023, including:

  • Best Film about Social Justice that Wonders What Makes a Good Film about Social Justice
  • Most Disturbing Exploration of a Female Criminal Who Thinks She May Be Innocent
  • Most Moving Film (or TV show!) about Difficult Choices



Josh Landy  
Can a musical about a doll be feminist?

Jeremy Sabol  
What kinds of crime can never be forgiven?

Josh Landy  
Is destiny a real thing?

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Monday, April 1, 2024 -- 1:49 AM

I love how the Dionysus

I love how the Dionysus Awards recognize films that challenge societal norms and stimulate critical thinking. It's refreshing to see a focus on thought-provoking content that sparks discussions about important social issues. Looking forward to exploring these award-winning films and delving into their deeper meanings!
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Wednesday, April 3, 2024 -- 9:56 AM

A friend recommended “You Won

A friend recommended “You Won’t Be Alone,” a Macedonian folkloric movie exploring philosophical issues, like is human nature a prison, can we live truthfully in a wretched world, what role does gender play, and what constitutes identity. Does life flow like a river or stand in one place? A poem disguised as a film. Nature, motherhood, friendship and love are lathered in awe. I was left intrigued by the phrase “everything means something else.” How would a philosopher crack that meaning? A form of non-duality?

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