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The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016)




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Filmmaker Jen Senko explores the rise and popularity of conservative media by profiling her own father, a mostly apolitical Democrat who became a rabid right-winger after years of listening to talk radio. Narrated by Matthew Modine.

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In addition to an overreliance on Skype and silly effects such as laugh tracks - the film's examination feels shallow.

April 1, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Right-wing outlets may be exploiting humanity's ugly side, but Ms. Senko's frail-looking father (who died in January at 93) isn't so much the face of the phenomenon as he is a small and not especially representative sample of it.

March 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Although Senko ultimately overplays Hillary Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy" card, her film, with its timely "Trumpian" reverberations, nevertheless serves up some compelling food for thought.

March 18, 2016 | Full Review…

By the time quotes from Joseph Goebbels are used to explain Fox's methods, The Brainwashing of My Dad has resorted to the tactics of its targets ...

March 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Maybe I could say that if Christopher Guest rounded up his usual troupe and did a verbatim, shot-for-shot remake, it would be one of the funniest films of the year.

March 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Impressively tracks a family phenomenon via media mind controlled ditto-heads, brainwashed staged interventions, angry white men, and drive time as the geography of destiny. But lacks further scrutiny into shadow corporate complicity and a tanked economy.

March 26, 2016 | Full Review…

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