HUMMEL Review: Uncle Tom – An Oral History of the Black Conservative (2020)

I’m willing to be brave here on Cultural Revue and take contentious stances on issues like race and bigotry. I do so entirely with the strength of my convictions that I believe wholly in the goodness of people, the dignity of the individual and the need for society to come together on racial issues asContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Uncle Tom – An Oral History of the Black Conservative (2020)”

Get Out and Hamilton: The Reactionary Impulse in Black Cinema

“The first and fatal charm of National Repentance is, therefore, the encouragement it gives us to turn from the bitter task of repenting our own sins to the congenial one of bewailing – denouncing – the conduct of others.” -CS Lewis, God in the Dock The last half decade has marked the rise of blackContinue reading “Get Out and Hamilton: The Reactionary Impulse in Black Cinema”

Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)

Jordan Peterson makes for an interesting Rorsach test. You can tell a lot about a person’s gut instincts by how deeply and quickly they adore/dismiss his ideas. He has more than his fair share of the critics on all sides of the aisle: far-left, far-right and far-center. He also has a large base of supportersContinue reading “Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)”

The Atlantic’s Ta Nehisi-Coates to Write J.J. Abram’s “Superman” Film, Starring a Black Superman

In one of this week’s least expected pieces of news, Ta Nehisi-Coates has been hired to write the newest Superman film for Warner Brothers. As Deadline reports: “Deadline has confirmed that author Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing a Superman reboot feature for Warner Bros and DC, which J.J. Abrams is producing under his Bad Robot label. Hannah Minghella will serve as producer.Continue reading “The Atlantic’s Ta Nehisi-Coates to Write J.J. Abram’s “Superman” Film, Starring a Black Superman”

Amazon Prime Has Removed Clarence Thomas’s Documentary From Black History Month Selection

For reasons that remain momentarily unclear, Amazon Prime has seen fit to remove the recent documentary Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words from their free lineup of Black History Month films. As reported by Brietbart and The Federalist, the movie has reportedly been made “unavailable” across the United States while dozens of otherContinue reading “Amazon Prime Has Removed Clarence Thomas’s Documentary From Black History Month Selection”

PODCAST – Sound Effects, LucasArts and Star Wars Podracer

As some of my readers know, I graduated from Flashpoint College in Chicago with a degree in Sound Effects Editing almost half a decade ago! One of my professors, Jeff Kliment, was a creative lead at LucasArts in the late 1990s and regularly told us stories about working on games like Grim Fandango, Yoda StoriesContinue reading “PODCAST – Sound Effects, LucasArts and Star Wars Podracer”

HUMMEL Review: Land (2021)

There are a lot of great films I simply don’t recommend to my friends because I know for a fact that the average person will hate them. Most people engage with art at the level of entertainment. You can occasionally send them something challenging that they’ll enjoy in hindsight but often people will simply beContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Land (2021)”

PODCAST – Sarah Hargett Hangout and Post-Biden Politics

One of our favorite regular guests for the AntiSocial Network joined us once again! Sarah Hargett, writer for the blog How to Watch a Movie, has appeared on the show twice before to hangout and talk about movies. This week, she joined to hangout and discuss our mutual grievances with politics in the aftermath ofContinue reading “PODCAST – Sarah Hargett Hangout and Post-Biden Politics”

Disney+ Adds Trigger Warnings to The Muppet Show for “Negative Depictions of Cultures”

In yet another act of embarrassment for the House of the Mouse, Disney+ has seen fit to add content advisories to eighteen episodes of the classic kid’s show The Muppet Show. “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the advisory reads. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. RatherContinue reading “Disney+ Adds Trigger Warnings to The Muppet Show for “Negative Depictions of Cultures””

PODCAST – Ginger (Fighting the Void) and the Differences Between Catholicism and Protestantism

I’ve been bad about updating this site for the last two weeks. Part of that has involved my schedule getting crazy and part of it has involved problems with editing several recent episodes of the show. There are corruption/editing issues with the Hotep Jesus/Sarah Hargett recordings… Regardless, I forgot to post the link to myContinue reading “PODCAST – Ginger (Fighting the Void) and the Differences Between Catholicism and Protestantism”