Book Review: The Final Martyrs (2008)

Despite being released in 2008, the eleven short stories comprised in this edition aren’t new short stories. The Japanese author Shusaku Endo conceived of the stories and published them between 1959 and 1985. Endo is most famous now for his 1966 masterpiece Silence. The book was launched into western discussion and prominence in 2016 followingContinue reading “Book Review: The Final Martyrs (2008)”

A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap

I’m getting really invested into The Mandalorian once again! I couldn’t actually tell you why. For the most part, I’ve grown weary of spectacle blockbusters of late. For whatever reason though this show seeps right through my logical analysis into my lizard brain and makes me really REALLY happy! I already reviewed the season premiereContinue reading “A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap”

Movie Review – The Gentlemen (2020)

I haven’t had much patience for Guy Ritchie lately. As far as I’ve been concerned, he’s the biggest hack in Hollywood. His Hollywood output since 2009 has been an unrelenting slate of style-over-substance blockbusters and shallow action films like Sherlock Holmes, Man From Uncle, King Arthur and Aladdin. These films tend to make huge andContinue reading “Movie Review – The Gentlemen (2020)”

Joker, Cultural Chaos and the Depths of Moral Evil: How to Awkwardly Capture the Zeitgeist

I hadn’t watched Joker since I saw it opening night in the theater also last October. It’s not hard to explain why. It’s a deeply uncomfortable film to watch. Plus I pretty much got the gist of it the first time. I didn’t feel the need to return to the film after that first viewing.Continue reading “Joker, Cultural Chaos and the Depths of Moral Evil: How to Awkwardly Capture the Zeitgeist”

Book Review – How Should Christians Vote? by Tony Evans (2012)

I don’t actually remember when I bought this book. It only reappeared to me by coincidence this past month while I was digging through bins of old books I intended to donate. I must have bought it back in high school at a garage sale because the cover is torn and there’s a blue stickerContinue reading “Book Review – How Should Christians Vote? by Tony Evans (2012)”

The Conservative Case for Kanye West

“Poopy-di scoop, Scoop-diddy-whoop, Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop, Poop-di-scoopty, Scoopty-whoop…” Lift Yourself, Kanye West The man who wrote these “lyrics” is running for president and I’m deeply amused by that fact. I’m going to front load this piece by saying I was mostly kidding when I thought of writing this piece. Kanye West isn’t technically a “seriously candidate forContinue reading “The Conservative Case for Kanye West”

Rest in Peace Sean Connery

News broke early this morning that the legendary actor Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. As BBC Reports: “Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said… Jason Connery said his father “had many of his family who could be inContinue reading “Rest in Peace Sean Connery”

Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

I completely understand why this film was hated upon release in 1982. Fans of the previous two films wanted more Michael Myers action and that’s not what John Carpenter wanted to do with his franchise. Despite only being part of the franchise in a producer capacity, he considered converting the franchise into a horror anthologyContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)”

Halloween Horrors – The Guest (2014)

The Guest might have the most interesting premise for a horror movie in the past decade. Screenwriter Simon Barrett, in his interview with RedLetterMedia, said that the core of the film was an attempt to parody the genre of late 2000s sanctimonious anti-war films like In the Valley of Elah and Lions for Lambs. TheContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – The Guest (2014)”