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)”

The Cynicism of “Unity”: A Call For Biden to Distance Himself From the Radical Left

As Joe Biden moved into the transitionary phase in preparation for taking over the White House this month, he’s sold himself as a candidate of reconciliation. His own Twitter account makes it sound like he’s the great uniter and that some vision of America has come back now that the hell of the Trump administrationContinue reading “The Cynicism of “Unity”: A Call For Biden to Distance Himself From the Radical Left”

Tyler’s Seven Favorite Films of 2020

I’ve considered how to approach 2020 as a year in cinema for quite a while. The challenge isn’t easy. Normally I have about thirty films I’ve seen in a given year that I toss around and debate which ought to be considered the “Best” of the year. Two things have changed for me in theContinue reading “Tyler’s Seven Favorite Films of 2020”

HUMMEL Review: Soul (2020)

I’ve talked numerous times over the years about just how disappointed I’ve been with the last decade of Pixar’s output. The studio that once put out highly original films went through a terrible patch of bad sequels and prequels that I never enjoyed. They’ve slowly started crawling out of the pit with original movies againContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Soul (2020)”

One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy

“My grandma would say if someone else calls you a hillbilly, you might need to punch them in the nose. But if we call ourselves hillbillies, it’s a sort of a term of endearment, something that we have co-opted.” – J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy If we are to believe Netflix, America has been fairly intriguedContinue reading “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy”

Review: Rebecca (2020)

The story of Rebecca has held audiences under its spell for over 80 years. First as a novel, then two years later through Alfred Hitchock’s Hollywood debut film, eventually a stage play, two BBC miniseries, and now Netflix is offering up the gothic tale to a new generation. Indeed, the character and story leave suchContinue reading “Review: Rebecca (2020)”

Review: The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)

I have no earthly clue what metric one should go about judging the Christmas Chronicle films on Netflix. They’re too sentimental to be ironic. They’re too gimmicky to be dramatic. Their casting of Kurt Russell as Santa Claus feels like a joke (much like Mel Gibson in his upcoming Santa film Fatman). They just don’tContinue reading “Review: The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)”

Broadside: Thanksgiving – George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclaimation

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint CommitteeContinue reading “Broadside: Thanksgiving – George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclaimation”

Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting

With each passing day it becomes clear that this election is a verifiable mess, a chaotic repudiation of the very system of universal suffrage itself. Now, as it stands, we are left beleaguer, stymied by the depths of chicanery never seen before. Only one thing remains certain, it’s going to get worse. But in thisContinue reading “Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting”

Ethan Discusses the Launch of The Cultural Revue!

The AntiSocial Network has been slowing down substantially in the past two months. Prior to this last week, we’d only recorded two episodes since the beginning of September. That said, I’m happy to announce our new slate of upcoming episodes! I’ve already recorded episodes with Jennifer Greenberg and Professor Rachel Fulton-Brown that will be releasingContinue reading “Ethan Discusses the Launch of The Cultural Revue!”