Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show

It’s been said that when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do. With that candor and apprehension in mind, I walked into the auditorium of Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN — the former city of gospel singer legend Johnny Cash — to see a live recording of Huckabee. Mike Huckabee remains aContinue reading “Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show”

HUMMEL Review – You Won’t Be Alone

It was once said by the great satirist G.K. Chesterton, in his book The Everlasting Man, that Paganism, not atheism, was “the one real rival of the church of Christ.” One can see why. In an argument between pure faith and pure reason, the masses will generally choose the pragmatic option and choose faith. PaganismContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – You Won’t Be Alone”

Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows

It has become very popular to crap on Marvel movies, and it isn’t hard to see why.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely overtaken the entire media landscape, subsuming all media within itself and gravitating popular entertainment towards it. Even moderate failures like The Eternals or Black Widow still become multi-million dollar worldwide success storiesContinue reading “Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows”

On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift

A few weeks I experienced something that I don’t know what to do with. I wouldn’t call it a miracle. I wouldn’t even call it particularly interesting or notable. It was just something curious that I experienced at church that, against my better judgment, I’ve hoped means something more than it likely does. I’ve beenContinue reading “On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift”

HUMMEL Review – The Last and First Men (2020)

A curious little film played at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville last week; an adaptation of one of the forgotten classics from the golden age of science fiction, directed by the late composer for Arrival, Prisoners, and Sicario, and rewritten as an experimental essay film, screened twice to an audience of a few dozen. AndContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – The Last and First Men (2020)”

Is Attack on Titan Fascistic? – A Messy Attempt to Humanistically Reject the Oppressor/Oppressed Dynamic

Since its premiere in 2013, Attack on Titan has been one of the largest multi-media brands in the world. Its manga concluded in June 2021 and the anime is finishing its final season now. It’s been adapted into live-action movies, spin-off mangas, and merchandised into oblivion, becoming one of the most popular Japanese IPs inContinue reading “Is Attack on Titan Fascistic? – A Messy Attempt to Humanistically Reject the Oppressor/Oppressed Dynamic”

On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight

I saw Dr. Jordan B. Peterson speak live a few weeks ago at the Rymen Auditorium in Nashville, and I’m not sure how to feel about what I saw. This was the second time I’ve seen him live. I previously saw him when he headlined the Chicago Theater in 2018, following the massive success ofContinue reading “On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight”

What even is the point of the Oscars?

Can anyone reasonably claim that the Oscars isn’t a pure parody of itself? I don’t think I know a single person who takes the Oscars seriously anymore. Progressives think it is too conservative. Conservatives think it’s too woke. Casual audiences find it cold and detached. Industry specialists find it blunt and out of touch. ConservativesContinue reading “What even is the point of the Oscars?”

The AntiSocial Network Podcast – The Liturgical Calendar, Journalism, Anti-Medievalism and Orthodoxy

I’ve certainly been falling behind on my contributions to Cultural Revue lately. Work has been kicking the crap out of me lately and it has been difficult to balance the needs of Main Street Nashville, The New York Sun, Geeks Under Grace, AND Cultural Revue. I’m definitely going to be looking into ways I canContinue reading “The AntiSocial Network Podcast – The Liturgical Calendar, Journalism, Anti-Medievalism and Orthodoxy”

HUMMEL Review – Parallel Mothers

Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers” —  a clear contender for the best international film Oscar this year — is a quiet melodrama about two women who give birth on the same day and find their lives intertwined by love and contrived tragedies. It is a contemplative drama about the inner experience of motherhood and loss butContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – Parallel Mothers”