The Talkies
The Talkies
by | Mar 17, 2020

Until watching The Hunt last weekend, I hadn’t gone to an exploitation film since I stopped writing them in the early 2000s. They used to be fun, male-driven, action-filled rather than violent, and sexy. My first credit, Electra (1996), starred ex-Playboy…

by | Mar 5, 2020

And now for a message from the ghost in the Democrat machine. Hillary Clinton would like to remind you about that time she ran for president against a very bad orange man. Which, as a woman, was horrifying, and unfair,…

by | Feb 8, 2020

It’s a sad pronouncement to make on Academy Awards weekend, but Hollywood is dying, its intersectional rot well past the point of no return. The irony is that five of the nine Best Picture nominees represent a last-gasp repudiation of…

by | Jan 18, 2020

Months after the film’s release, we are now enduring Round Two of the left elite’s handwringing over Joker, the brilliant origin story of Batman’s arch-nemesis starring Joaquin Phoenix. When the movie came out, there were innumerable columns and tweets lamenting…

by | Jan 14, 2020

Over the weekend, the World War I drama 1917 got its wide release in theaters, following a limited release since Christmas. The film brought in an estimated $35.6 million over the weekend, beating out the disappointing Rise of Skywalker.   In…

by | Dec 24, 2019

There is nothing the least controversial about Clint Eastwood’s terrific Richard Jewell, except to the politically corrected mind. Like another 2019 film panned by the Left, it tells the true story of newsmaking white men and the traditional women in…

by | Dec 14, 2019

What happens when the man who sold his soul doesn’t die an extravagant, boisterous death driven by some ironic twist of fate? According to Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman, it looks something like a lonely old man, a big gold…

by | Dec 11, 2019

Dark Waters is the perfect name for the latest anti-corporate film released by the Hollywood Left. Designed by intertwined, agenda-driven interest groups to brainwash an unsuspecting public, truth that should be revealed in this propaganda reel is cloaked in darkness….

by | Nov 20, 2019

A Knight’s Tale is a fun movie, not a great one, but it has one undeniably great moment. The film takes its title from “The Knight’s Tale” in Canterbury Tales and features a penniless, ragged Geoffrey Chaucer as a character….

by | Nov 7, 2019

When I was growing up in Nebraska, Marvel characters were part of my adolescent mythology: I took an iconic photo of two of my best friends around 2 a.m. in Walmart, ironically-unironically decked out in Captain America shields and masks….

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