PODCAST – John J. Miller Discusses Literature and Education

This week on the podcast, we were joined by one of my favorite guests yet! Professor John Miller is a teacher at Hinsdale College and the host of The Great Books Podcast and Bookmongerer for National Review Online! He was kind enough to join the show for forty minutes to discuss his love of classicalContinue reading “PODCAST – John J. Miller Discusses Literature and Education”

The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy

Deconstructing the multitudinous problems in the Star Wars Prequels became a cottage industry online for much of the late 2000s. 21 years later, I still hear grown men whining about how Jar Jar Binks ruined The Phantom Menace. In truth, I’ve mostly gotten bored with this dialog. Maybe it’s a symptom of the fact thatContinue reading “The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy”

“Woke” Storytelling in 2007: How Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf Reveals the True Problems in Film Criticism

Much of modern amateur film criticism has been dedicated to discussions on progressive themes and intrusion into popular cinema and art. It’s not hard to see why. Whatever your opinions on Marvel movies, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, comic books, video games or otherwise, the quality of modern pop-art seems to be declining in proportion to theContinue reading ““Woke” Storytelling in 2007: How Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf Reveals the True Problems in Film Criticism”