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Reel Review features engaging conversations about film and television with interesting folks and USC experts from across disciplines (public policy, governance, theatre, and cinema) to look at visual storytelling, media literacy, diversity, and the public good.

Hosted by Erroll Southers, Reel Review reminds us that film and TV are powerful and passionate mediums that not only entertain, but reflect and comment on our society. Culture, policy, and politics affect our everyday lives, ideas about how we live, and how we live together. It also influences what we watch, as well as what we take away from those programs.

We want to be smarter about the images and stories we see, and how we can be better together.

Oct 12, 2018

The latest remake of A Star is Born is, well … is getting mixed reviews. Some are rapturous (like this, this, or this and especially this) others not so much (for instance: this, this, or this). 

Our panel discuss this latest version in the "there is always a possibility of getting discovered" American myths. This version stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga with Cooper also directing. It is the story of a musician who meets and falls for a young singer. He helps her find fame, as age and addiction send his own career into a downward spiral.

Jonathan Schwartz fills in for host Erroll Southers and is joined by veteran panelists Alex AgoAnge-Marie Hancock Alfaro, and Anita Dashiell-Sparks



This podcast is brought to you by Price Video Services and USC Bedrosian Center, and continues ongoing efforts to bring policy and its impact into the public discourse.

Sound editing by the Brothers Hedden.