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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”

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”

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””

AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor

Very few science fiction movies have brought about more debate than the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The feature would inspire a 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 produced by Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve.  However, there is one overlooked flick that is considered a “spiritual successor” of sorts to Blade Runner. It wasContinue reading “AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor”

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