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The Gilligan Manifesto (2018)

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At the height of the Cold War, Gilligan's Island depicted seven Americans living in an analogue of a post-apocalyptic world where the survivors have to rebuild civilization. Remarkably, the society they create is pure communist. Interviews with the show's creator and surviving actors reveal that Gilligan's Island was conceived to celebrate Marxist ideals and lampoon democracy.

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While its pseudo-academic subject matter might have made for a reasonably amusing short, the documentary wears out its welcome long before reaching its final arguments.

November 21, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Gilligan Manifesto," is conceptually shipwrecked well before completing its one-and-a-half-hour tour.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

We spend an awful lot of time watching clips which doubtless have nostalgic value for some viewers and serve well enough to illustrate Soling's points, but basically keep telling us the same thing.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

[A] quirky, whip-smart documentary.

November 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The Gilligan Manifesto never quite feels compelling or insightful enough to exploit its radical revelations to its fullest sensationalism. Unfortunately, Soling's clunky documentary never delves into this colorful notion with tongue-lashing vibrancy

November 16, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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