Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.
The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'
High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Acting pairs, Michael Angarano and Nicholas Braun, Ezra Miller and Johnny Simmons, Ki Hong Lee and Chris Sheffield, and Keir Gilchrist and Thomas Mann, have all been in a movie together prior to The Stanford Prison Experiment. Respectively, those movies are Sky High (and Red State), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Maze Runner, and It's Kind of a Funny Story. See more »
A simulation of a simulation, as anyone who's ever googled 'psychological experiments' is aware this dramatization covers the design and implementation of the mock prison experiment that proved people become abstracted through their social roles. The film captures a disturbing mood that's suggested in the reports, conveying both internal and external struggle of the subjects through intense facial close-ups, using the confined space of the set to convey back- breaking claustrophobia.Significance of the study aside I thought there was an interesting overlap with social theory ranging from Gramsci's hegemony to Goffman's total institutions and Foucault's panopticon.
Recommended for people who are interested in psychology or social theory.
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