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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.

Apr 16, 2020

In this month's episode, we're covering a lot of dangerous ground with director Craig Zobel's latest satire, The Hunt.

If you've seen the trailer, you likely already get the gist. Right wing conspiracy theories cost the livelihoods of some left wing elites, who decide a fitting punishment is to make the conspiracy come true.

Ostensibly, this is a satire addressing conspiracism, partisanship, social media bullying, cancel-culture, and more. Twelve people wake up in a field, they're being hunted ... but why?

Does The Hunt hit the bullseye, or does it fall short?

Host Erroll Southers is joined by Jonathan Schwartz, Chrysa Perakis, Aubrey Hicks, and Alex Ago for this episode on The Hunt.

Beware of ... spoilers!