HUMMEL Review: Don’t Look Up

I am an agnostic on issues like climate change, solely because I am not a climate scientist. Is it real? Probably. Do I trust the politicians at the European Union and their accords to deal with it accordingly? Nope. Climate change is probably real and it will probably have negative side effects but I somewhatContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Don’t Look Up”

Where Have I Been? – The Cultural Revue in 2021 Review

2021 has been one of the strangest and most interesting years of my young life. After the cataclysm of the COVID-19 pandemic, losing my job in IT, watching the United States descend into political hostility the likes of which we haven’t seen (only getting worse in the last year), I made the effort to branchContinue reading “Where Have I Been? – The Cultural Revue in 2021 Review”

The Homogenization of American Non-Places: The Tragic Loss of Locality

I’ve been able to see a large cross-section of the United States in the past two years. I was very lucky during the latter half of the COVID lockdowns that I was in a financially secure enough place to take a few chances that I had never taken before. I hadn’t traveled across the UnitedContinue reading “The Homogenization of American Non-Places: The Tragic Loss of Locality”

Fundraiser: Help Support the Cultural Revue!

Editor’s Note: A special thanks needs to go out to my online friends Ginger and Lou who collectively donated the first $12 to the Cultural Revue’s fundraiser! I cannot thank them enough! When I started the Cultural Revue back in October 2019, I wanted to create a space where interesting people from across the internetContinue reading “Fundraiser: Help Support the Cultural Revue!”

V*ccine Hesitancy and Social Trust: Explaining the Rational Defense of Anti-Vax Arguments (From a Pro-Vax Perspective)

“The root of vaccine hesitancy is distrust: distrust in institutional power, distrust in “the science” (TM), distrust in authority, and distrust in the current administration.

And why shouldn’t the vaccine-hesitant masses, both conservative and progressive, distrust these authorities? “

Tyler’s 10 Favorite Films of 2021

I have many friends who found 2021 to be a frustrating year for film but I can’t say I agree. I was complaining about the output of Hollywood films back in 2018 and 2019 but COVID-19 really put a lot of my complaints into context. When the only mainstream blockbusters you get for an entireContinue reading “Tyler’s 10 Favorite Films of 2021”

HUMMEL Review: The Matrix Resurrections

There is never going to be a great sequel to The Matrix. The Wachowskis tried twice already and failed twice. The original film is perfect, complete, and impossible to follow up in a reasonably cathartic or emotionally resonant way. More to the point, the Wachowskis never wanted to make a sequel to The Matrix. TheContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: The Matrix Resurrections”

No Way Home Indeed – 10 Spoilery Thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME I really liked Spider-Man: No Way Home. That’s not saying much of course. Spider-Man is one of the most popular superheroes and this is the seventh major film of his we’ve gotten since 2000. Still, we’ve gone through long periods of time when good Spider-Man content was few andContinue reading “No Way Home Indeed – 10 Spoilery Thoughts on Spider-Man: No Way Home”

The Matrix, Platonism and The Red Pill: A Metaphor Greater than it’s Creators

We’re on the cusp of the release of the long-awaited fourth Matrix film, Matrix: Resurrections. I can’t say I know what that means in terms of what this film is going to be but I don’t exactly have high expectations. The Matrix is essentially a perfect film with a clear beginning, middle and end. It’sContinue reading “The Matrix, Platonism and The Red Pill: A Metaphor Greater than it’s Creators”