The Brainwashing of My Dad

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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.

    Apr 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.

    Mar 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.

    Mar 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 ...

    Mar 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.

    Mar 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.

    Mar 26, 2016 | Full Review…

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