Getting free cable as part of your job is amazing- when the cable package has more than 25 basic cable channels, that is… While I’d rather watch MSNBC, I’m stuck with disaster porn loving CNN, where I recently saw the ad for a recent documentary on the higher education bubble (and official selection for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival) entitled Ivory Tower. Obviously, I was intrigued; as someone whose livelihood depends on the system of higher education in our country working- at least at the school where I’m at- I’m drawn to literature and films that explain just how screwed up things really are at our nation’s universities and how we can fix it. After finally getting a chance to watch Ivory Tower over the weekend (missed the original airing because no way I was skipping Scandal’s Fall Finale) and having some time to gather my thoughts on it, I thought it would be a great selection for GotDegrees Reviews.
Another week begins here at GotDegrees with a healthy dose of snark and sarcasm- and hopefully with some solid advice to go along with it- with my review of two “self-help” guides I picked up recently, A**holeology and The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead.
Today’s review centers around the movie that everyone seems to be talking about lately… no, not Gone Girl or Ouija (is anyone actually talking about Ouija? If I want to watch a movie based on a board game, Clue is good enough for me, thank you very much)- the newly-released Dear White People ! I’ve been waiting to go down to my local movie theater
and be an accessory to highway robbery see this one for a while- I knew from the very beginning that I’d be able to identify with the story and would probably like it. After getting a chance to watch it last Friday (PROTIP: Go to the movies at 4 or 5 PM on a Friday if you can- theater was nearly empty), I’m excited to say I was right; to be completely honest I didn’t like it- I loved it!