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”

HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)

For some reason, there have been a lot of lo-fi indie thrillers in the past year using the premise of “woman stalked by aggressive man”. Russell Crowe’s Unhinged was the big, dumb Hollywood version of this story and played up its scenario as a trashier version of the Joker premise where the aggrieved man isContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Alone (2020)”

HUMMEL Review: An American Pickle (2020)

I would never call Seth Rogen a particularly introspective filmmaker or comedian. His output has been particularly low brow, broad and on the nose. He traffics mostly in jokes about drugs and atheism and doesn’t have much to say beyond the most surface level understanding of these topics. That’s not to say his films don’tContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: An American Pickle (2020)”

PODCAST – Esther O’Reilly and Hannah Long’s Favorite Films of 2020

The current slate of episodes of The AntiSocial Network is ramping up! We’ve built up an amazing slate of interesting guests for the podcast who will be appearing weekly for the next two months including John J. Miller, Hotep Jesus and more! This week, the show was joined by two return guests! Esther O’Reilly andContinue reading “PODCAST – Esther O’Reilly and Hannah Long’s Favorite Films of 2020”

HUMMEL Review: What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)

Disclaimer: Cultural Revue was provided a Screener Copy of the Film to Preview by the film’s Producers It’s curious that Shelby Steele’s new documentary would happen to drop just months after the George Floyd riots. This is a fact that’s addressed in the film’s epilogue where Steele condemns the death of Floyd and calls outContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: What Killed Michael Brown? (2020)”

COSMO – Blackpilled or Bust: What does the Disillusioned Right Do Now?

I have nothing to say on the Patriot’s March that took place in Washington D.C on January 6th, 2021 that hasn’t already been said. I don’t care that Antifa agitators were involved; I don’t care about the optics. The ship is sailed. The curtain is down. A Patriot who served her country in unless warsContinue reading “COSMO – Blackpilled or Bust: What does the Disillusioned Right Do Now?”

GUG Review: Hunted (2021)

My review for Shudder’s newest original film went live at Geeks Under Grace! The film in question is a post-modern retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story that reframed its archetypal fairy tale as a revenge story about the power dynamics between a violent rapist and his would-be victim. This film was a bluntContinue reading “GUG Review: Hunted (2021)”

SPOILER Review – Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3

In episode two of the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, one scene in particular has really unsettled fans of the classic science fiction franchise. A janitor named “Gene” is picking up a mess of blood and gore on the ground while the characters from the show dismiss him as irrelevant. The joke isn’t hardContinue reading “SPOILER Review – Star Trek: Discovery – Season 3”

HUMMEL Review: Run Hide Fight (2021)

Run Hide Fight has a pretty edgy premise as far as indie action thrillers go. In an obvious riff of Die Hard, the story follows a young woman with a background as a survivalist who gets caught in a school shooting. Thanks to her background and knowledge of self defense, she decides to find aContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Run Hide Fight (2021)”

HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)

What is there to say at this point about the works of Paul W.S. Anderson? Even when he was making marginally more creative films like Event Horizon and Soldier, his works still him squarely in the B-Film side of Hollywood. Since then he became the central creative of the long running Resident Evil franchise andContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)”