RIP, James Garner

James Garner, who died on July 19 at the age of 86, was quintessentially modern (in the best sense of the term), masculine and American.…

Movie Review: America

Emphasizing emotions over facts, the propellant and powerful America: Imagine the World Without Her, co-written and co-directed by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, teems with a…

Movie Review: Atlas Shrugged Part 3

As I previewed last month, the new and final part of libertarian businessman John Aglialoro’s independent movie trilogy adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, Atlas Shrugged,…

House of Cards: A Tale of Pain-Worshipping Killers

Virtually all of Executive Producer Kevin Spacey’s films are explicitly anti-capitalist, or vehicles of nihilism, or are overly done instances of cynical “slices of life as it really is.”

House of Cards: No Heroes, Only Various Shades of Villany and Corruption

In “House of Cards,” there are no heroes. Only villains of various shades of villainy, from gray to the blackest of blacks, fulfilling politically correct requisites on diversity, covering all the affirmative action mandates in gender, race, ethnic origin, and religion. “House of Cards” is an equal opportunity employer in its portrayal of corruption. In that respect, the series is very realistic, a reflection of “the way things are,” in the spirit of droll naturalism.

Ridley Scott’s “Democratic Realism”

The best antidote to Ridley Scott’s “Democratic Realism” – which isn’t “realistic” at all – is Romantic Realism, a literary genre which depicts man as a heroic being in pursuit or in defense of rational values.

Netflix’s Turkey Farm

A “turkey” in my cinematic lexicon can be defined as: A low-budget, independently financed and produced film cranked out to cater to filmgoers or couch potatoes obsessed with natural or manmade “environmental” disasters, apocalypses, the price of fooling with or “raping” the “ecosystem,” ends of civilization, ends of the world, science fiction dystopias, and any other theme that blames man for his particular perilous circumstance or for his hubris or arrogance or for his mere existence.

Movie Review: 12 Years a Slave

Written by John Ridley and directed by Steve McQueen,12 Years a Slave, based on the book by Solomon Northrup, deposits us into slavery in the 19th century’s American…

Film: Unofficial Scene from Anthem

Scene from Greg Bowyer’s unofficial adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem. It is a future DarkAges, where everyone has accepted the collectivist ideal that society…

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