The Black Panther will be the most interesting film of 2018

Black Panther poster

Summary: A review of the Black Panther, what might be the hottest film of the year. “People need stories, more than bread, itself. They teach us how to live, and why. …Stories show us how to win.” — The Master Storyteller in HBO’s wonderful Arabian Nights.   The Black Panther is great entertainment, like a bag … Continue reading The Black Panther will be the most interesting film of 2018

A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

Summary: Philosopher Kelley Ross gives a harsh review of the Federation as seen in the Star Trek TV shows from "Next Generation" through "Voyager" -- the popular ones loved by liberals. TV shows provide a mirror in which we can see and so better understand our fears and dreams. "The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek "Militarism, … Continue reading A philosopher looks at Star Trek and sees our dark dreams

James Bowman: why Americans should see “Darkest Hour”

Darkest Hour

Summary: James Bowman reviews Darkest Hour, a powerful film about May and June 1940, the beginning of Britain's finest hours (Churchill's phrase; he never called them the "darkest hours"). It shows the willingness of many Brits to negotiate with Hitler, Churchill's adamant leadership -- which kept Britain in the war -- and has an important message … Continue reading James Bowman: why Americans should see “Darkest Hour”

The ultimate guide to Christmas films

White Christmas

Summary: Here is the ultimate guide to your holiday season video watching. All the lists of Christmas films. The source of traditional Christmas chick-flicks. The two greatest modern Christmas films. And my recommendation of the two best Xmas films from the pre-revolutionary era. The usual Christmas fare There are many lists of Christmas films. They … Continue reading The ultimate guide to Christmas films

A resolution for 2018: reform our criminal injustice system

Criminal Justice

Summary: John Pfaff's Locked In describes our broken criminal justice system, its myths and secrets -- and why reforms consistently fail. It is one of the most important books of the year. Let's hope America pays attention.   A review of an important book. Locked In. The True Causes of Mass Incarceration — and How to … Continue reading A resolution for 2018: reform our criminal injustice system