GUG Review: The Father

Nothing about this year’s Oscars ceremony was surprising. The only minor surprise came in the best performance category. Everyone and their mother assumed Chadwick Bozeman would win Best Actor of posthumously following his tragic passing from cancer last summer. Much to everyone’s surprise, Anthony Hopkins won for his performance in The Father. Anyone who hasContinue reading “GUG Review: The Father”

HUMMEL Review: Palm Springs (2020)

I’m not inclined to think that the Groundhog Day scenario is over-played at this point. The basic story over “I’m trapped in the same day over and over again” has been played out numerous times in recent years in films like Edge of Tomorrow and Happy Death Day. That said, it’s a smart premise forContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Palm Springs (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Greenland (2020)

I don’t usually expect much from Gerard Butler movies. I’ve seen enough of his films like Geostorm, Gods of Egypt and the Has Fallen films to know that he isn’t generally cast for his intense talent as an actor. He’s a human meat-stick. Outside of rare career bright spots like 300, Coriolanus and How toContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Greenland (2020)”

Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

The Oscars have been getting worse for years now. The last few years have had weird lineups and weird winners. I’m not sure many people have actually been happy with recent years for the most part. Green Book beating Blackkklansman, Roma and Black Panther for best picture in 2018 was bizarre but amusing. Parasite’s winContinue reading “Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees”

PODCAST – Stephen Michael Davis Debunks Progressive Election Myths

This week on the AntiSocial Network, we were joined once again by libertarian YouTuber Stephen Michael Davis! Davis was one of my favorite Youtubers working in political commentary before I met him and I’ve been lucky to have the chance to podcast with him several times. In the last month, he’s been working on aContinue reading “PODCAST – Stephen Michael Davis Debunks Progressive Election Myths”

HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The title of Shaka King’s (produced by Ryan Coogler) new film should tell you almost everything you need to know about the moral compass of his new film. In Christianity, Judas has a very specific significance, he was Christ’s traitor who handed him over to the Roman authorizes for a thirty pieces of silver. TheContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)”

HUMMEL Review: Sound of Metal (2020)

I can’t think of a movie that’s played more heck with my mental state in recent months than Amazon Prime’s recent drama Sound of Metal. I went into the film blind after learning it was one of this year’s best picture nominations. It and Promising Young Woman are the only films on the list IContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Sound of Metal (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: Saint Frances (2020)

There’s a great line at the halfway point of Saint Frances were the film’s central character is experiencing a strange existential conflict. Her mother asks her, “if you could chose between never having been born or being born into the life you’re in right now, which would you choose?” Bridget genuinely doesn’t know how toContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Saint Frances (2020)”

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”