Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

Knives Out is arguably the most groundbreaking whodunit released this century. Granted, it's a bit early to tell. Benoit Blanc has yet to cement his legacy in other entries or media. Hercule Poirot's got a one-century head start on him. Sherlock's got two. Last time, I laid out how the film's plot inventively subverted murder … Continue reading Knives Out and its BRILLIANT Political Satire

John DeLorean: Ayn Rand, Howard Roark, and False Objectivist Idols

You guys know about the DeLorean, right? I mean, you know about the DeLorean outside the context of Back to the Future, right? There was a guy who actually designed that thing. You knew about that ... right? Back to the Future. Universal. 1985 Wait, you didn't? You thought it was some obscure gull-wing car … Continue reading John DeLorean: Ayn Rand, Howard Roark, and False Objectivist Idols

House of Prayer: Anna Young’s Desecration of Motherhood

The COVID-19 pandemic claimed Anna Young's life on March 31, 2021. Not even four prison walls could keep her safe from the virus. Anna Young. Alachua County Jail. If you're a person of faith, you'll say this was God's judgment. If you adhere to science, you'll say it was pure happenstance. After all, over a … Continue reading House of Prayer: Anna Young’s Desecration of Motherhood

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