Tag: Politics

The Emmys and Poetic Justice

The 2020 Emmy Awards aired this Sunday, and like the rest of the world, I didn’t watch it. The Emmys never appealed to me in the same way the Oscars did (before a celebration of cinema turned into a bunch of limousine liberals trying to out-woke each other). It doesn’t feel like an event, especi...

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Joker and Life Imitating Art

“Life imitates art” is one of those clichés that people rattle off with such regularity that one typically just nods along whenever it’s uttered. But this past year, new life has been breathed into the rote chestnut, and it’s come at the hands of the increasingly violent left. All around th...

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The Last of Us Part 2 Receives International Condemnation

“The Last of Us Part 2 is Officially a War Crime” Pen has been put to paper this week in Geneva, Switzerland, where on June 19th, 2020, 195 countries signed a new resolution which made the playing of Neil Druckmann’s game, The Last of Us Part 2, a war crime. The only country who refused &h...

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Gone with the Wind Copies Sell Out

If you’re worried about the looming threat of mob-demanded censorship, there’s a ray of hope to which you can cling. Almost immediately after HBO Max gave in to 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley’s “request” that they remove Gone with the Wind from their service (although it...

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REVIEW: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season 1, Episode 6, “How it is With Brothers”

*SPOILERS* “How it is With Brothers” opens with Michener comforting Tiago over the loss of the third murderer, not knowing him to be Tiago’s brother. The Chief gives them the first shot at questioning the man they brought in. While Michener goes to get a drink, the boy calls Tiago on his lie a...

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The Hunt Trailer Belies Outrage

This past week has seen a lot of hand-wringing over the upcoming Blumhouse horror/action/survival movie The Hunt. On the surface, director Craig Zobel’s film about wealthy elites who hunt the poor for sport doesn’t seem particularly controversial, or even overly original (check out the Jean-Clau...

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