Don’t Fight for the Soul of the Party
Various factions fight for the soul of the two major political parties because our broken election system props up the two-party system. We need proportional representation to better realize the ideals of democracy.
Political Rhetoric Done Right
Matthew McConaughey gave a speech at the White House about the mass shooting in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. While I’m not particularly passionate about the legal status of guns, I think his speech was a master class in political rhetoric.
Socialism is a Dirty Word
There’s a growing number of progressives who have embraced the “socialist” label. I explain why this is a rhetorical mistake, regardless of the validity of their policy positions.
Fargo Season 3
Fargo Season 3 consists of one plot hole after another, stumbling its way to a plot hole conclusion. Here’s an incomplete list.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
I’m Thinking of Ending Things has all the thematic depth one would expect from a Charlie Kaufman film without any of the entertainment.
Fargo Season 2
Season 2 of Fargo is the best in the series, but that’s not exactly high praise. Excellent acting and cinematography, poor writing.
White Noise (The Movie)
White Noise tries to take one of the best books ever written and compact it into 136 minutes of film. That’s not enough time.
Fargo Season 1
Fargo (the series) is a bunch of cliches and tropes performed excellently, wrapped in excellent cinematography and music.
Sharper is an interesting spin on a well-worn genre, but the film ends on a whimper that disappoints given the tension it successfully builds.
Knock at the Cabin
Knock at the Cabin presents a novel premise and then follows it up with predictability. Don’t expect a classic Shyamalan twist.
When Fact and Fiction Collide
When fact and fiction collide we are often presented with the most compelling stories. Does learning the truth change the quality of the film?