The Triumph of “Dunkirk”

PISTOL ….Well, bawd I'll turn, And something lean to cutpurse of quick hand. To England will I steal, and there I'll steal: And patches will I get unto these cudgell'd scars, And swear I got them in the Gallia wars. “Henry V” (v.i.88-92)   In Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” Pistol and his late lamented

By | 2017-08-12T14:19:40+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

Our Crude News Network

Progressive media bias is now a given. The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just conveying the news no longer offers ample venue for their unappreciated talents, celebrity status, and deserved political influence. As a result, they often massage coverage to find relevance as makers, not mere deliverers, of

By | 2017-07-12T14:21:17+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

To Hell in a Handmaid’s Basket

Unlike Norm Macdonald, I enjoyed Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. But then again, I’m a sucker for dystopian stories. From Animal Farm, 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World, to Kafka’s The Trial, dystopian narrative plumbs the visceral fear that individuals have in response to the rise of the modern state, especially as the

By | 2017-06-01T19:32:54+00:00 May 29th, 2017|

Hollywood’s Dialogue Problem

I’ve worked in Hollywood for over 20 years and have always been skeptical when some of my more conservative friends have charged that the Hollywood elite discriminate against those with conservative viewpoints. This charge, I felt, was unwarranted. Sure, we all like to get along with the people we work with, but here

By | 2017-05-10T19:09:38+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Where Were You During the Battle of #FireColbert?

It may run against your nature, but you need to become a full fledged member of the #FireColbert movement. For years, we have seen conservatives get fired, or at minimum denounced by their children, for making comments that upset the progressive narrative, while watching Leftists spout the most hateful bile imaginable without much

By | 2017-05-10T19:09:16+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Harry Potter and the Danger of Words

“Avada Kedavra!” —Voldemort It must have been J. K. Rowling. That’s the only explanation that makes sense. Rowling, with her Harry Potter series, somehow convinced a generation of kids that words, spoken in just the right sequence, can affect the physical world in exactly the same way force can. After exhausting every other rational explanation,

By | 2017-03-09T08:17:03+00:00 March 9th, 2017|