“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 “Black Panther” will be the most interesting film of 2018

Trump wants America to be like Black Panther’s Wakanda

Wakanda

Summary: The Left loves the Black Panther film. So will President Trump. It echos themes that he says will Make America Great Again, including racial homogeneity and the Wall. The film provides a mirror in which we can see ourselves more clearly -- and gain a deeper understanding into America's dysfunctional politics. See my full … Continue reading Trump wants America to be like Black Panther’s Wakanda

Review of Avengers I: The Simple Summer Joys of ‘Hulk, Smash’

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews the first Avengers film, a timely flash-back that helps us put A2-Ultron in context. Unsurprisingly, much of this review applies just as well to Avengers-Ultron. Disney manufactures entertainment products to tight standards.   {2nd of 2 posts today.} “The Avengers: The Simple Summer Joys of 'Hulk, Smash'” By Locke Peterseim. From … Continue reading Review of Avengers I: The Simple Summer Joys of ‘Hulk, Smash’

Thor vs the Dark World – a fun film about a war against evil

Summary:  Today we have another guest post by film critic Locke Peterseim, reviewing Thor: The Dark World, a fun break from his series of reviews about serious insights found in our modern films. It's a light film about a war fought by gods against evil, which shows the glossy manufactured product blockbusters have become. Post … Continue reading Thor vs the Dark World – a fun film about a war against evil