Category Archives: Film

Another Wrinkle

Of A Wrinkle In Time, even liberal Richard Brody has some reservations: Whereas L’Engle’s book is replete with explicit Christian citations, the movie offers no overt religious references, not even any overt spirituality (other than a passing reference to faith … Continue reading

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“Alt-Right: Age of Rage” Trailer

Alt-Right: Age of Rage will have its premiere on March 9 at SXSW. If this is its official trailer, then the documentary seems a bit unfocused. It’s hard to tell if the whole thing will be Daryle ‘the Barrel’ Lamont … Continue reading

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Pacino’s Way

Greg Cwik has a nice piece on “Pacino’s Way”: Though Marlon Brando was the ostensible star of the first Godfather—it’s his sullen and sapiential face that adorns the poster, and he who took home an Oscar—the trilogy really belongs to … Continue reading

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Death Wish: Then and Now

With respect to the Death Wish remake currently out, I’m struck by the significant ‘White Panther’-esque “moviegoer vs movie critic” split in terms of the film’s favorability/unfavorability. In his review of the film at Variety, Owen Gleiberman (sigh) establishes his … Continue reading

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The Shape of ‘The Shape of Water’

Thank God we have people like Nathan Duffy over at Thermidor, who went through the pain of watching The Shape of Water so that the rest of us can be spared: It’s hard to overstate how absurd the SJW messaging … Continue reading

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Ferdinand (2017)

Is it just me or does the trailer for the animated film Ferdinand signal coded references to standard pro-diversity, pro-immigrant sentiments?

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Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film

It’s never enough. From a piece in Variety actually titled “Hollywood Sexism Rules: Number of Female Protagonists Falls in 2017”: Rey, Diana Prince, and Belle may have anchored some of the biggest box office hits of 2017, but they were … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan & the Jewish Experience

“Spielberg’s War: Saving Private Ryan & the Jewish Experience” is an excellent essay and a great companion to Rob Ager’s always-insightful film analyses. “By having the most gruesome and realistic depictions of war at the beginning, Spielberg neatly turns the … Continue reading

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Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story (2017)

I am greatly looking forward to this documentary on the greatly underrated guitarist and arranger Mick Ronson. The fact that David Bowie was very involved in the making of this documentary possibly attests to Bowie’s sense of complicity (however unintentional) … Continue reading

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‘Mad’ Mike Hoare

In Social Matter, Benjamin Welton has an excellent essay on ““Mad” Mike Hoare: White Giant”, which discusses a famous group of English mercenaries in Africa, and various historical inaccuracies about Belgian and English colonialism. Having recently watched Dark of the … Continue reading

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