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”

Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)

Fair Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Batman, do not proceed if you care to go into the movie blind. If you want to see my non-spoiler thoughts on The Batman, I would recommend checking out my review at Geeks Under Grace. I was surprisingly on the more negative side of initial reviews but I suspectContinue reading “Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)”

The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays

The last two weeks have given us two wonderful episodes of the show! Last week, we spoke with film critic Tyler Smith about his issues trying to explore and teach film as a film professor and a film critic. This week, an English professor named Mariah Lynch joined us to discuss Ethan Nicole’s new bookContinue reading “The AntiSocial Network Podcast – Film Critic Confessions and G.K. Chesterton Essays”

HUMMEL Review: I Want You Back

I’ve been rooting for Scott Eastwood for quite a while but I’m starting to think I need to stop. Scott is the son of Clint Eastwood, one of the greatest living directors and actors. I had hoped that Scott would follow a similar career track to his father and find a voice as a greatContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: I Want You Back”

“Never Hate a Film”: Why I’m Not Worried About Amazon’s Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power

The YouTuber known only as “Doomcock” has a regular sign-off on his show: “stay angry”. Doomcock runs a rumor channel, he collects all of the most cutting edge rumors about Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel and other franchises and releases its exposé style to bring attention to the rise of “wokeness” in popular cinema. HisContinue reading ““Never Hate a Film”: Why I’m Not Worried About Amazon’s Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power”

Crashing Down: The Strange Death of Rolland Emmerich Movies

There was a time not long ago when Rolland Emmerich was one of the most profitable and popular filmmakers alive. He was the man behind massive blockbusters like Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot, 2012, and White House Down. He was untouchable and he could make any schlock action movie he wantedContinue reading “Crashing Down: The Strange Death of Rolland Emmerich Movies”

In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?

Here’s an interesting debate topic: When is it morally right for a class of people to rise up against their government and forcibly replace them? Certainly, the simplest answer is said best by the Declaration of Independence: “when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduceContinue reading “In Defense of Revolution: When is violence tolerable and what to do with disgruntled citizens?”