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In the spirit of the great “Mister First Nighter”, Murray Rothbard’s movie critic review pen name, Robert and I analyze popular movies from a Anarcho-Capitalist perspective. We use movies as a starting point for people who may not be familiar with this way of thinking. Discussion of the plot and decisions that characters make in relation to morality and violations of the non-aggression principle are our bread and butter. We also will highlight and discuss any themes or lessons from Austrian ...
 
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We kick off the May-trix with the original from 1999 for week number one. Jeremiah Martin of Real on Reels joins us to discuss the original "Matrix" film that started it all.When a beautiful stranger leads computer hacker Neo to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of an evil cyber-i…
 
We dive into a review of Stanley Kubrick's final film, "Eyes Wide Shut" with our friend Mike C.Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic mystery psychological drama film directed, produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. Based on the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler, the movie transfers the story from early 20th-century Vienna …
 
In a perfect world, we would have recorded this a few days ago. Pipes wouldn't burst. Food poisoning wouldn't be a thing. But we don't live in a perfect world...and in fact, our world is often less perfect than it could be by those striving to make it more perfect.Yes, those with the pretense of knowledge are the very same who ignore spontaneous or…
 
Boy was I wrong about the premise of this movie. This is an ambitious attempt at an origin story of sorts that leaves the main villains of the lore as mere side-pieces. We’ll be discussing this one with a former police officer.After the death of Richard the Lion-Hearted, a skilled archer named Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham,…
 
It's our annual Easter Special with the Anarcho-Christian. Last year we did The Robe, and the year before that was The Passion of the Christ.This year we are doing an old-time classic epic as we review the Chuck Heston flick, Ben-Hur.In this 2nd of 3 adaptations of this tale of Christ, we find the Romans oppressing a people and a hero emerges among…
 
The long-awaited and long, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League is our episode tonight with our friend Shaheen who was on for the original Justice League episode and a slew of other comic-book lore movies.Joss Whedon, who seemingly accidentally made Firefly into an amazing libertarian series, massacred his boy, but I'm not so sure Snyder made anything…
 
Jared Wall of Breaking Liberty returns to talk about a film right up Robert's alley in Jon Favreau's "Chef".This is a cute Jon Favreau (the savior of Star Wars) directed and starring film about a person following their passions after paying their dues and finding their true calling of fatherhood in the process.A fun discussion will be had on this e…
 
The Professional A$$hole joins us to discuss a very interesting film starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn all about cataloging language and written understanding with a review of "The Professor and the Madman".The Professional is a bit of a linguist enthusiast and will bring some fun insight into this film.We'll be back next week with the return of Ja…
 
We celebrate the return of the great Keith Knight as we discuss the HUAC-related “Trumbo” about Hollywood players getting blacklisted for being accused of harboring communist sympathies.In 1947, successful screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and other Hollywood figures get blacklisted for their political beliefs.This is a movie that's hard …
 
Join us as we enter the land of make believe from Mr. Rogers with our friend Dennis Foster to talk about “Logan’s Run”.In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle within the protective confines of a domed city. The general belief is that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated for another blissful life cycle. T…
 
Tonight is the return of Olof the Anarcho-viking as we discuss one of his favourite films, “Life is Beautiful”. We’ll discuss this one as we make another trek into Oscar-winning foreign films in fascist regimes after we made a pit-stop in Chinatown last week.According to Roger Ebert, for star and director, Roberto Benigni, "Life Is Beautiful" is th…
 
We're going to shake the pillars of heaven with our buddy Snobby Bobby of the Not For Everyone Podcast as we talk about John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China”! Just in time for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Bring me the green-eyed girl for this one.A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend's fiancée from an ancient sorcerer…
 
We return to Castle Wolfenstein to discuss a film that depicts events that we once thought could never happen in the US. Jon Reed returns to the show to talk about the Oscar-winning foreign-language film, “The Lives of Others,” a movie about a world in which there is no justice.In 1983 East Berlin, dedicated Stasi officer Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe)…
 
Tonight, the stars align for La La Land. We’re going to chasse our way through this musical rom com that celebrates old Hollywood with a hint of jazz with our friend Miguel Duque of Amagi Entrepreneurs.La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone …
 
We’ll be heading down under for this week's episode as we welcome back Shaheen for the Mel Gibson classic, "Mad Max".In a not-too-distant dystopian future, when man's most precious resource -- oil -- has been depleted and the world plunged into war, famine and financial chaos, the last vestiges of the law in Australia attempt to restrain a vicious …
 
We are going to stick with the theater of the absurd as we invite Rachel Kennerly back on to talk about the Kaufman-esque, "Stranger Than Fiction".You'd think a movie where people using barbaric means to threaten violence to take away someone else's stuff would be something like "The Croods", but we live in far more "civilized" times where they do …
 
Many of us would like a fresh start and completely forget about the events of 2020, as such we feel it appropriate to discuss the Jim Carrey flick, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” as another example, similar to WW84, of being careful what you wish for.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American drama film written by Charlie Kau…
 
Hold onto to your golden bracelets, lariat of truth, and roller skates as we step into our invisible plane with Jose Galison of No Way Jose on the Liberty Movement to talk about the brand-spankin' new movie, Wonder Woman 1984 that was simultaneously released in theaters and on HBO Max on Christmas Day.From the old lesson, be careful what you wish f…
 
With the recent celestial events of late, including the Christmas Star and the collapse of the radio telescope at Arecibo, featured prominently in this movie, coupled with my wife’s desire to watch things like The Expanse and Ancient Aliens - tonight we bring you “Contact” with the great Snobby Bobby of the Not For Everyone Podcast.Contact is a thi…
 
We bring you a little Christmas cheer from up north as we review the director’s cut of Kingdom of Heaven with our pal, Mike C. because nothing says Christmas likes a move where Legolas saves the people of Jerusalem in the Battle of Helm’s Deep II.Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and writte…
 
We welcome back our friend, Jared Wall of Breaking Liberty to talk about one of his favorite movies, that happens to be a Bollywood film with musical numbers and an extremely long run-time called “3 Idiots”.From the moment Rancho arrives at India’s most prestigious university, his outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down - along with the live…
 
We remember the great Sean Connery in one of his iconic roles as James Bond as we review “From Russia with Love” with the boorish, Professional Asshole.From Russia with Love is a 1963 British spy film and the second in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, as well as Sean Connery's second role as MI6 agent James Bond.A razor-sharp, bri…
 
We're going to record a hot one tonight. Brace yourselves for a tirade or two from Robert on this one as we welcome James Jenneman, the Urban Agorist on to talk about the class-warfare flick from 2015, High-Rise.Tom Hiddleston stars as Dr. Laing, resident in a high-tech skyscraper which places him amongst the upper class. Life seems like paradise. …
 
It's the return of the great Peter R. Quinones for another round of Costner epics as we review Oliver Stone's, "JFK".JFK is a 1991 American epic political thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy and alleged cover-up through the eyes of former New Orleans …
 
We're joined by special guest, Robert P. Murphy of the Bob Murphy Show to talk about John Carpenter's "They Live'. He is here to chew bubblegum and talk about They Live, and he’s all out of bubble gum. Fear the Murph!They influence our decisions without us knowing it. They numb our senses without us feeling it. They control our lives without us rea…
 
We welcome the great, Kyle Anzalone of the Libertarian Institute on to discuss an under-appreciated and listener-suggested war movie, "The Best of War", just in time for Armistice Day.Our listener, Nick, had the following to say (paraphrased):"...I stumbled across a movie I had never heard of, it completely blew me away and so ever since I've been …
 
This week we get into the spirit and do a movie that we believe will be appropriate for the aftermath of the election - no matter the victor - as we do “The Purge” with Olof the AnarchoViking.The Purge is an American media franchise centered on a series of dystopian action horror films distributed by Universal Pictures and produced by Blumhouse Pro…
 
We get a little spooky around here and do a Halloween episode with Patrick and Lizzie MacFarlane to introduce their new podcast, Unhallowed and to talk about the animated Addams Family from last year.Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family, the first family of Halloween, is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about the koo…
 
We are joined once again by the great Peter R. Quiñones of the Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast back to the familiar waters of Kevin Costner flicks as we will review "The Postman" tonight.Years after a major global conflict has left the United States in dystopian disarray, a nomadic traveler who becomes known as the Postman (Kevin Costner) wanders …
 
Mellow greetings listeners. We're about to be fined multiple credits for repeated violations of the verbal morality statute as we invite our maniac-friend Snobby Bobby of the Not For Everyone Podcast on to discuss the 90's classic: "Demolition Man"With innocent victims caught in the crossfire in Los Angeles' intensifying war on crime, both cop John…
 
We welcome our good friend, Mike C. to talk about RoboCop.In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) into an armed confrontation with crime lord…
 
Just when we thought we were out, we get pulled back in to continue our discussion on The Godfather with the great Keith Knight of Don’t Tread on Anyone.Our previous episode on the Godfather only began to scratch the surface of all the many facets and intricacies going on in this epic film series. This time we are going to talk about some of the in…
 
We veer back to a more serious movie as we bring back Jared Wall of Breaking Liberty to discuss Hotel Rwanda.The film chronicles the true story of Paul Rusesabinga (Don Cheadle), a brave hotel manager who risked his life and those of his family to take in more than 1,000 refugees during the 1994 genocide of the Tutsus by Hutu militia.Join us next w…
 
We mount our Battle Stags and take a less serious turn, and move from a movie masterpiece to a movie that’s barely a movie in Gentlemen Broncos which was a suggestion by our guest, Ben “Dirty J” Johnson.A mostly peaceful wildfire, probably from a maskless gender reveal that was conducted without proper social distancing, has de-nadded my co-host re…
 
We discuss The Godfather Trilogy, a story of succession and a metaphor for capitalism where the distinction between mafia and government becomes blurred. We have the great Keith Knight of Don't' Tread on Anyone join us for a review we can’t refuse. The Godfather is an American film series that consists of three crime films directed by Francis Ford …
 
We investigate the whodunit “Knives Out” with the Meme Policeman! We even touch on the age old question of if the left can meme or not.The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there's one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure -- everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey fa…
 
We continue on the war theme as we have Dr. Dennis Foster on to talk about "Conspiracy", no, not the 2008 Val Kilmer classic, we're doing the HBO/BBC version which is derived from transcripts of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, a top-secret Nazi meeting to debate the merits of Hitler's 'Final Solution'.In 1942, officials of the Third Reich gather in Wa…
 
What is this Mickey Mouse shit?! We are getting with the program and recording on the duality of man. You know, Jungian shit. We talk about a movie with interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture...and love you long time tonight. We wanted to be the first show on our block with an analysis of Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”.We bring bac…
 
We’re here to talk about “Alita: Battle Angel” that has some interesting questions about sentience and self-ownership among other fun angles. Our guest is Alex who had joined us in the past for the musical rendition of “Les Miserables” and this is a suggestion on his part.Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scra…
 
We’re here to talk about a more serious Adam Sandler movie, “Uncut Gems” that opens with a hole in his butt, and ends with a hole in his head. Our pal Patrick MacFarlane of Liberty Weekly joins us to discuss this movie about gambling addiction, the NBA playoffs, and precious gemstones on tonight’s episode.A charismatic jeweller makes a high-stakes …
 
We dive into the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” that just hit Disney+ with a Hamilton scholar from the Mises Institute, Tho Bishop. The original Broadway production of the award-winning musical that tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the treasury, blending hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway styles, filmed from the Richard Roger…
 
We invite Rachel Kennerly of Cannabis Heals Me to talk about the marijuana-themed caper film “The Gentlemen” starring Matthew McConaughey.. Alright...alright...alright…Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business,…
 
We review the Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman classic, “Casablanca” before it gets deplatformed, because if that happens before doing this one, we’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of our lives.Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergma…
 
We celebrate what remaining independence we still have as we review "The Patriot" starring Mel Gibson with Snobby Bobby of the Not for Everyone Podcast (another movie review show!). Cross-over! Fireworks! BBQ and Freedom!A widowed farmer, with a brave but brutal military past, decides not to join up when the British arrive in 1776. However, when hi…
 
We hot things up around here with Mike C. as we review another Michael Mann film, "Heat". Appropriate for our first movie of the summer. Life is short. Whatever time you get is luck.Master criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is trying to control the rogue actions of one of his men, while also planning one last big heist before retiring. Meanwhi…
 
Hellllloooooo…. we'll do some light cooking with the Culinary Libertarian tonight and discuss the lengths a father goes to see his kids amidst a divorce in Mrs. Doubtfire for Father's day.When faced with a crisis, he began to work on himself to acquire skills and demonstrate his responsibility... though it was too late to save the marriage despite …
 
We flip the script with Shaheen to an alternative world where the ship carrying baby Superman lands in the Ukraine in “Superman: Red Son.” Instead of Kansas, the ship carrying baby Superman lands in the Ukraine. Superman is introduced to the world during the 1950s Cold War as a Soviet asset, causing panic in the United States.We will be giving our …
 
“Saving Private Ryan” for D-Day’s 76th anniversary, with Prof CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast. We will see you on the beach.Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man emb…
 
Before we return a few videotapes, we discuss "American Psycho" a critique on consumerism and "capitalism" set on Wall Street back in the Reagan-era late 80's.In New York City in 1987, a handsome, young urban professional, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), lives a second life as a gruesome serial killer by night. The cast is filled by the detective…
 
We are going to review this movie with extreme prejudice. When this came up as an idea back in February, I didn't mean Apocalypse Right Now. Also, as some of the best centrally-planned plans almost always fall through, so do the occasional individual plans. But fear not, we have a solid Plan B for a guest who has been on with us multiple times and …
 
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