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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.

Dec 19, 2019

The description of Jay Roach's Bombshell on IMDB says simply: "A group of women decide to take on Fox News head Roger Ailes and the toxic atmosphere he presided over at the network."

What a stunning understatement. Bombshell dramatizes the story of Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes' repeated harassment and the women who finally told there stories during the ensuing investigation.

Listen to our team talk about the pros and cons of the film, and whether we think it's a film of the moment (whitewashed quite a bit) or a testimonial that will live on for future generations.

Host Erroll Southers is joined by Alex Ago, Aubrey L. Hicks, and Jonathan Schwartz. While we hope listeners already know this story, this podcast is full of spoilers.