Jul 02 2024
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AAM at the Movies: The MoviePass Model Proves to be Fool’s Gold

A few years ago, venture capital subsidized the company’s moviegoers. Today, new unsustainable business models can be found in select manufacturing industries. The Alliance for American...
Jun 27 2024
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AAM at the Movies: The Fictitious Great Man of “Jumanji”

Just focus on the crazy jungle animals, not on the shoe factory in the film's background.
Mar 11 2024
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AAM at the Movies: Man, Gung Ho Stinks!

A film about a Japanese takeover of an American auto factory could have been interesting. Instead, it was thin and moralizing in the wrong way.
Oct 18 2023
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AAM at the Movies: A Look Back at “Tommy Boy”

Is it a buddy comedy about manufacturing? Or the dignity of a steady job? Or both? Yes, yes and yes.
Nov 02 2022

This Horror Film Was Brought to You by Deindustrialization

The setting makes "Barbarian," a movie about the worst Airbnb stay in the history of man.
Jun 02 2022

Tom Cruise’s Bomber Jacket Restored to Original Glory in the New Top Gun Movie

Once the Chinese financiers left the film's production, the edit to appease Chinese government censors was undone.
Jan 13 2020

American Factory Nabs an Oscar Nomination

Produced by the Obamas, the film follows as a Chinese glassmaker opens a factory in old GM plant.
Aug 21 2019

What Happened When a Chinese Glassmaker Opened a New Factory in an Old GM Plant

Beth and Jeff talk “American Factory,” which examines a plethora of manufacturing issues.