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

“Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

Justice League

Summary:  Few of the reviews, whether giving one or five stars, well describe Justice League. This brief spoiler-free review (nothing not seen in the trailers) explains why you should see it. If you have seen it, this highlights some points you might not have fully appreciated. Post your thoughts about it in the comments. This … Continue reading “Justice League” is the film we need, not the one we deserve

“Thor: Ragnarok” is a passionless apocalypse, but revealing

Summary: Thor: Ragnarok is a fun, shallow, passionless film. Good to fill an empty afternoon, but a waste of potentially great mythic material. Like all our blockbuster films, it provides a mirror in which we can more clearly see how the West is evolving. Thor: Ragnarok is a fun film. Like most recent blockbusters, the … Continue reading “Thor: Ragnarok” is a passionless apocalypse, but revealing

Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Summary: Here is a wonderfully revealing clip from Wonder Woman about the oppression of woman. Audiences laughed! It is, however, quite mad. Let's turn the clock back to 1918. We'll know more about 2017 when we are done, and we will have a key to the political reform of America. Hollywood provides a mirror in … Continue reading Wonder Woman tells us about slavery in 1918 England

Jeff Beck reviews “Wonder Woman”, a contrary note amidst the ecstatic applause

Wonder Woman in her first film

Summary: I have never see such ecstatic reviews as those for Wonder Women.  Nor reviews with such unrestrained sexism. For a contrary note, see this by film critic Jeff Beck. It's a review without the politics. "Wonder Woman: A Small Step in the Right Direction for the DCEU" Review by Jeff Beck from the Blu … Continue reading Jeff Beck reviews “Wonder Woman”, a contrary note amidst the ecstatic applause