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)”

Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment

There’s a popular quote floating around in far-left, anti-capitalist and progressive circles: “there is no ethical consumption under capitalism”. The sentiment is based on a logical contradiction at the heart of where modern consumer culture meets progressive activism. We’re only human and we’re living in an unethical economic system. The system is corrupt and exploitativeContinue reading “Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment”

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)”

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”

Dinesh D’Souza’s America – How Five Documentaries Depict A Declining Conservative Intellectual

A copy of Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary Trump Card arrived in the mail this week. I haven’t been anticipating watching it of late but I was prepared to give it a shot given that I gave the last four of his documentaries a shot. If nothing else, I was hoping there might be something moreContinue reading “Dinesh D’Souza’s America – How Five Documentaries Depict A Declining Conservative Intellectual”