The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451

I’ve written before, here at Cultural Revue, about my deep disdain for the left’s appropriation of anti-fascist literature. I’m not mad just because they ‘re sanctimonious hypocrites. I’m mad because they don’t understand the literature. In my recent review for Ray Bradberry’s Fahrenheit 451, I write about the tendency for people to use the bookContinue reading “GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451”

AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor

Very few science fiction movies have brought about more debate than the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. The feature would inspire a 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 produced by Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve.  However, there is one overlooked flick that is considered a “spiritual successor” of sorts to Blade Runner. It wasContinue reading “AIREY – ‘Soldier’ Retrospective: The Forgotten ‘Blade Runner’ Successor”

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”

Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now and I’m glad I finally took a few days last week to get through it. Starship Troopers is one of the most famous/infamous pieces of 20th century pulp science fiction and has gone a very long way to establishing the style for the entireContinue reading “Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)”

A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap

I’m getting really invested into The Mandalorian once again! I couldn’t actually tell you why. For the most part, I’ve grown weary of spectacle blockbusters of late. For whatever reason though this show seeps right through my logical analysis into my lizard brain and makes me really REALLY happy! I already reviewed the season premiereContinue reading “A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap”