The problem with Bombshell is that it doesn’t take women — or men — in any industry seriously.
The Star Wars inversion from 1977’s can-do Americanism to blank Nineties reboot and post-9/11 tribalism is complete. JJ Abrams directs and Kathleen Kennedy guides as Disney funds this mashup of mysticism and mainstreamed “social justice” pap.
The two-hour drama plugs Fred Rogers’ ideal that living for your own sake, “without hurting yourself or others”, is ultimately like making for yourself heaven on earth.
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The words "...by any means necessary," conclude Spike Lee's racist propaganda piece, Malcolm X. This phrase asserting that the ends justify the means, a rationalization for tyranny throughout history, is the movie's theme. Lee capably gives "by any means necessary",...
Selma is a lost opportunity. A great movie about achieving 20th century progress for blacks in America has yet to be made. Selma is an example of how not to do it.
Devoted fans of the perennially best-selling novel about the productive vs. the destructive, have expressed disappointment in the filmmakers’ decisions. Producer Harmon Kaslow answers some of those criticisms.
Emphasizing emotions over facts, the propellant and powerful America: Imagine the World Without Her, co-written and co-directed by conservative author Dinesh D'Souza, teems with a proper American sense of life. It is limited in its power, which strongly builds yet...
As I previewed last month, the new and final part of libertarian businessman John Aglialoro's independent movie trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged, features Christian libertarian ex-congressman Ron Paul of Texas. It's a plot point that, however...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier, beautifully portrayed on every level by Chris Evans, depicts what ought to be America’s shining response to evil.
Written by John Ridley and directed by Steve McQueen,12 Years a Slave, based on the book by Solomon Northrup, deposits us into slavery in the 19th century’s American South. It is an excellent example of the best type of cinematic naturalism, delivering characters to...
An allegorical warning against tyranny.
The Hunger Games is not explicitly for individual rights or any other political ideal; its power lies in a subtle grasp of what government control does to decent people.
The Hunger Games is part of a history in dystopian-themed filmmaking about the individual against the government
I was more or less dragged to see The Iron Lady and was pleasantly surprised by the movie.
Moves with action, excitement and solid American heroism.
While Social Network holds capitalism in contempt, Secretariat exhibits a thorough grasp of capitalism in practice.
Kirk is a playboy, Spock is tortured and everyone sounds like they’re reading from a script.
I just finished reading: Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday, Knopf, 2005. I do not necessarily recommend this book--not because it is bad--but because the content is so disgusting (though factual). Mao is clearly the worst monster in world history....
So Crash, one of the most philosophically objectionable movies that I've seen in a long time, won yesterday's coveted Academy Award for "Best Picture." Crash has two major themes: everyone is a racist, doesn't know it, and no one is a hero, even if they perform heroic...
Why Hollywood is losing its luster.
To paraphrase Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead, George Lucas created Star Wars and George Lucas has the right to destroy Star Wars.
A mythical hero whose mind is his means of understanding the world and whose happiness is his primary goal.
The Passion of the Christ’s theme is that suffering, not joy, is man’s proper fate.
With a long-term war in progress and threats of further terrorist attacks on American soil, is it mere escapism to go to movies such as Harry Potter? Not at all; such movies provide something just as essential to winning a war as weapons and soldiers. Harry Potter...