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Sound of Metal and the Virtue of Stoicism

Sound of Metal made a modest splash at the Oscars this year, racking up victories in the Editing and Sound categories. The film, released in 2019 and distributed by Amazon in 2020, showcases the auditory decline of a heavy metal drummer. Sound of Metal. Amazon. 2020. As his hearing deteriorates, Ruben is thrown from a … Continue reading Sound of Metal and the Virtue of Stoicism

Unplanned: Alternative Hollywood and My EPIPHANY

Unplanned, the story of anti-abortion crusader Abby Johnson, is a film with intrinsic value despite its shortcomings. With its overt conservative message, Unplanned is a product of an industry I like to call "Alternative Hollywood." Unplanned. 2019. Pure Flix. Now, I hope to GOD I'm the first person to have ever used that phrase, "Alternative … Continue reading Unplanned: Alternative Hollywood and My EPIPHANY

Jon Schaffer: Iced Earth, the Capitol Riot, and Right-Wing Art

It's not every day we see a heavy metal musician, like Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth, involve himself in a political insurrection. As such, Schaffer's looking at roughly four years in prison for carrying bear mace and invading federal property during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth Shortly … Continue reading Jon Schaffer: Iced Earth, the Capitol Riot, and Right-Wing Art

Unmasked: BRAVE Antifa Exposé by Andy Ngo!

Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy by Andy Ngo is a brilliant, courageous exposé of the domestic terrorist network calling itself "Antifa." What is Antifa? The name Antifa is short for "anti-fascism." The movement is closely aligned with the anarchist philosophy. In a general sense, anarchists advocate for a society without a government … Continue reading Unmasked: BRAVE Antifa Exposé by Andy Ngo!

How ‘The Unholy’ TORCHED a Great Premise

The Unholy starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a lackluster horror film. And I'm being generous. But hey, that’s not to say it didn't have a solid foundation. But the final product had messy writing, atrocious acting, and the scares just didn't work. While it's based on the novel Shrine by James Herbert, the filmmaker seemed … Continue reading How ‘The Unholy’ TORCHED a Great Premise