The 4th Annual Dionysus Awards

Sunday, July 15, 2012
First Aired: 
Sunday, February 12, 2012

What is it

Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors. But how well do movies tackle bigger philosophical questions? With the help of listeners and special guests, John and Ken turn a philosophical eye to the past year's cinematic offerings, and present their 4th annual Dionysus Awards for the most philosophically-rich films of the past year. Send your nominations to comments@philosophytalk.org.

Unlimited Listening

 

Buy the Episode

 

Listen to the Preview

 

Guest

Tim Sika, President, San Francisco Film Critics Circle

 

Jan Krawitz, Documentary Filmmaker

 

Malcolm Turvey, Professor of Film History, Sarah Lawrence College

 
 

Bonus Content

 

Upcoming Shows

12 April 2020

Philosophy and the Superhero

Philosophy is replete with thought experiments featuring characters like Descartes’ “Evil Genius” and Davidson’s “Swampman.” Some of the scenarios...

19 April 2020

Poetry as a Way of Knowing

What is poetry? Mere word play? A pretty, or at any rate striking, way of expressing thought and emotion? Or does great poetry involve an approach to...

26 April 2020

Money Matters

Money, they say, does not buy happiness; but having none can make life extraordinarily hard. Whether we have a little or a lot, we are all familiar...