Spike Lee: The Man Without Fear

• April 20th, 2015

The word "fearless' gets bandied about quite a bit in the world of art. We love to pat people on the back for their "courage" when they make some privileged point about how shallow their privileged upbringing was, or when they do something that involves sex. Mostly when they do something that involves sex. Almost always when it has to do with sex.

But what about a filmmaker who genuinely seems to have no fear. A filmmaker who made a career out of forcing uncomfortable questions on people who don't want to admit that there are questions to be asked. A filmmaker who is more interested in asking questions than giving answers is a  rare thing.

Spike Lee, like him or not, is that filmmaker. He has shown not only a complete lack of fear, but a complete lack of the CONCEPT of fear. He has held us by the throat and slammed us in the face with more uncomfortable questions than many people face in a lifetime, and refused to give us answers, preferring that we leave asking more and more questions than we had at the beginning.

So join us, if you will, in our look at one of the most divisive and fearless filmmakers this country has ever produced.


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Fastish and Furiousish

• April 15th, 2015

Jim has been espousing his love for these films quite a bit as of late, and Campbell has seen almost half of them. We could think of no better reason to take our first look at the world of The Fast and the Furious.

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A week with the Life Masters: Day Seven

• April 14th, 2015

At long last the final day of our week long life coaching marathon.

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A week with The Life Masters day six.

• April 12th, 2015

Missed yesterday, time gets away from you in Vegas. But the coaching train just keeps on rolling.

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A week with The Life Masters Day5

• April 10th, 2015

Same as last time. Except that I'm launching this episode from my phone as I stand I. Caesars Palace in Vegas. God damn it, I love this country.

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