Trump’s World View Hits Elites Over the Head with Reagan

By |April 28th, 2016|

Trump's world view. screen capture via Trump Instagram But Trump is also trying to broaden his electoral support, and some analysts said that the views of elites matter less than the populist sound bites about U.S. military and economic strength repeated on cable television Wednesday afternoon and evening. [Politico] THE REPUBLICAN neoconservative bandleader, [...]

‘Game of Thrones’ Powerful Melisandre Reveal *SPOILER ALERT*

By |April 26th, 2016|

HBO's Game of Thrones opens the new season with Melisandre reveal. gif via Vanity Fair EVERYONE seemed to be suckered into thinking something big was going to happen with the character John Snow. The big reveal from the first episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones was even better than the [...]

Historic Panama Papers Whistleblower Exposes ‘Legal’ Corruption *Updated*

By |April 4th, 2016|

Bombshell Panama Papers whistleblower exposes "legal" corruption. “This is pretty much every document from this firm over a 40-year period,” ICIJ director Gerard Ryle told WIRED in a phone call, arguing that at “about 2,000 times larger than the WikiLeaks state department cables,” it’s indeed the biggest leak in history. - Andy Greenberg [...]

Chris Rock’s “Whitewashed” Oscar Night

By |February 28th, 2016|

Chris Rock's "Whitewashed" Oscar Night graphic via AFP on Twitter To my mind the biggest oversight in this year's nominations was the lack of broader support for Ryan Coogler's "Creed," which managed to nab only a single nod, for supporting actor. The film was both respectful of the history of the characters and [...]

Cruz Gets Weird, and Other Video Delights

By |February 12th, 2016|

TV ads, web videos, candidates making their case in multi-media. Amy Lindsay has appeared in films such as Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires. “Had the campaign known of her full filmography, we obviously would not have let her appear in the ad,” a Cruz campaign spokesman told [...]

Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ Reveals Catastrophe & Confusion of Benghazi Attack

By |January 27th, 2016|

Michael Bay "13 Hours" Captures Catastrophe, Confusion and Insanity of Benghazi. Image via Paramount, John Krasinski as Jack Silva, who delivers the performance of his career. ... Really, it’s best to let “13 Hours” come at you like a piece of hyperkinetic abstract art, drenched in diesel, blood and testosterone. Beebe, doing his [...]

Sean Penn Interviews & Ensnares El Chapo, Journalism Questioned *Updated*

By |January 10th, 2016|

El Chapo caught through interview with Sean Penn, according to Mexican officials. A Mexican law enforcement official says recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's secret interview with actor Sean Penn helped authorities locate his whereabouts. [Associated Press] IN A MOST improbable tale, Sean Penn's adventures in the dangerous underground of Mexico's drug [...]

Tarantino’s Daisy Domergue as Bad as the Boys

By |December 28th, 2015|

Tarantino's Villanous Daisy Domergue Bad as the THE HATEFUL EIGHT, COURTESY OF THE WEINSTEIN CO. THE INSTANT the film was over I mused to my husband that criticism of Quentin Tarantino's Daisy Domergue, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, is as predictable as it is misguided. I'm sensing that our cultural commentators, on the [...]

‘Star Wars’ — It Must Be Christmastime

By |December 18th, 2015|

Star Wars... and the Christmastime movie season is in full swing. In addition to “Flesh and Bone,” Starz grabbed two nominations for drama “Outlander,” including a berth in the drama series race, and a nom for Patrick Stewart in the comedy “Blunt Talk.” [Variety] NOT A LOT of people wrote about it or [...]

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq Illuminates U.S. Gun Culture

By |December 10th, 2015|

Spike Lee's Chi-Raq is a biting depiction of America's gun culture.Film was produced by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions. Here's Spike Lee at his ballsiest. [...] Too much? You bet. Spike doesn't know when to quit, which I think is part of his gift. He's in the pulpit from Minute One when we [...]