Can a rock god be a sweet angelic boy — someone wants nothing more than to buy his mother a house and do right by his high school sweetheart and extended family?

My experience with rock and roll biopics (Ray, Walk the Line, Dreamgirls, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Doors, Almost Famous) has taught me otherwise. If the movies (and the occasional Rolling Stone article) has taught me anything, it’s that rock is a corrupting influence. …

I often debate the insanity of Cancel Culture on my Facebook Wall and the same four or five social-justice-oriented friends participate in a spirited argument with me. One defense they make is that cancel culture doesn’t stick. A lot of the people who we perceive to be cancelled like Roseanne Barr or Gina Carano or Shane Gillis (famously fired by SNL) or Billie Bush found work again. Even some of the greater exiles like Woody Allen and Louie CK still are working in some capacity.

I’ll readily admit for people who have been victimized in the same way that Louie…

I responded to this a couple days ago and because I couldn’t get it off my front page, I thought I’d make an article about it:

https://kitanyaharrison.medium.com/accepting-that-indiana-jones-is-a-villain-9035731efdd8

If you have this much sensitivity with the film, you’re probably going to think that anyone who criticizes your mode of thought is doing so because they’re racist and misogynist since you happen to be a female POC, but I digress:

In my day, when I studied the humanities (I was a geography major and film studies minor with anthropology coursework), we would look at Indiana Jones as illustrative of the exploitation of…

If you have this much sensitivity with the film, you're probably going to think that anyone who criticizes your mode of thought is doing so because they're racist and misogynist since you happen to be a female POC, but I digress:

In my day, when I studied the humanities (I was a geography major and film studies minor with anthropolgy coursework), we would look at Indiana Jones as illustrative of the exploitation of the developing world by the developed world.

We would use this paradigm over your primmitive intersectionality models because the world is a lot more complicated than what…

Originally written 9 years ago but just as relevant as ever

This December 14th, the SAG Awards were announced and 20 lucky movie actors and actresses got nominated along with five esteemed casts (the ensemble award is the only award I look forward to because it doesn’t exist elsewhere).

The next day, the Golden Globes were announced and 16 of those actors and actresses were announced for that award as well.

Don’t feel for Shailene Woodley. For her role in The Descendants, she has been nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Gotham Award, a Hollywood Film Festival…

I know it seems like I and others who advocate against uncritical wokeness and cancel culture might seem like fringe voices and racists who aren’t with the times, but it’s worth thinking about who else actually is joining that chorus:

Cornell West, Fareed Zakaria and Wynton Marsalis — prominent activists and voices of color:

https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/

Columbia University’s dean of the sociology department

https://heterodoxacademy.org/.../diversity-training.../

Sasha Stone is a well-known advocate of visibility in films and said Moonlight had to beat La La Land because black people HAVE to win awards, before changing course as identity politics got nastier

https://www.awardsdaily.com/.../the-globes-ratings.../

Alyssa Rosenberg…

In response to: Do Conservatives Want The Government To Seize Dr. Seuss Books? | by John DeVore | Humungus | Mar, 2021 | Medium

Whoever’s doing the censoring is a minor technicality.. It’s painfully obvious that acompany is censoring itself so that others don’t do it first or loud voices on twitter pushing for political correctness (which the Atlantic said generally constitute about 8% of the population) don’t do it first.

This is the exact same thing Hollywood studio bosses did to its ethnic stars so that Middle America would distribute their films from the 1930s up until 1960. The…

If you really want Soul to be racist, fine, it’s racist: This is why we can’t have nice things

Brandee Blocker Anderson, is an Ivy-League-educated lawyer, teacher, and activist preaching anti-black bias in Disney and posted a video that made me pull my hair out on first viewing.

Her video concluding that “Soul” — a well-meaning effort by a film studio to show inclusion by hiring a black writer, promoting him to co-director and consulting with several black musicians — is racist goes a long way to diluting the concept of racism.

I too was exposed to critical race theory…

Current Shows:

Wanda Vision (Disney Plus)-With such mind-boggling layers of symbolism, this is as if the world’s best escape room writers were tasked with writing a sitcom that entrusts viewers to be active rather than passive participants in decryption. The series takes the viewer on a journey through various sitcom tropes on a decade-by-decade journey with underlying storylines dealing with grief, manipulation, and escapism as a form of evil. With all the painstaking detail that the prodution team implants its easter eggs, this is a sure contender for the most intricate show on television if not its most ambitious. …

1. Elia Kazan/Marlon Brando-All of the actors of today look up to DeNiro, Hoffman, Hackman, Duvall and Pacino and those actors all idolized Brando. Brando learned his craft at the actor’s studio which was co-founded by Kazan and it was Kazan who discovered Brando on stage and fought for him to be cast into Streetcar Named Desire, which along with On the Waterfront became two of the best performances ever captured onscreen. With so many aspiring actors cutting their teeth on screenplays from the Kazan/Brando collaborations, it’s hard to argue any other way.

2. John Ford/John Wayne-It’s not just remarkable…

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