Freedom isn’t Free

The freedom they give you means nothing because they can take it away at any time. “They” being the beloved government that protects you from terrorists foreign and domestic. “They” being the thieving corporatist elite that controls the unfree market dictating what kind of jobs you can have and how much you can earn. And […]

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It’s okay to love America. It’s okay to hate it too. The good doesn’t excuse the bad, the bad doesn’t nullify the good. There is nothing wrong with loving your home, even if those who rule it are repugnantly corrupt. There’s nothing wrong either in harshly criticizing the atrocities carried out in its name, even […]

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The revolution will not be televised

For three weeks the Canadian freedom convoys stood bravely against neoliberal, transhumanist tyranny and were rewarded with cynical police brutality and government overreach. Their mistake was expecting parley, recognition and basic decency from the goons of the same establishment that’s been abusing them for two years if not longer. What they achieved, while not exactly […]

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Freaks (1932)

The halls of the macabre grotesque are decked with plate glass views of the machinations of hell as you continue on to the pathos of heaven. Some can only stomach this film as a statement against eugenics, though it’s not exactly that. It’s more a warning against meddling with those who are best left alone […]

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

When America goes to war in the modern era, the primary objectives are dubious at best. Amidst the popularity contest of a democracy, the story of brave soldiers dying in a foreign land to keep the populace safe is the basic presumed pretext for government and media unity regardless of political allegiance. Of course it’s […]

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Paths of Glory (1957)

Kubrick’s first relatively big budget film, seen in some circles as anti-war which is overly simplistic. Kubrick doesn’t make such blanket statements. Rather, it’s an examination of courage and cowardice while being totally realistic about 20th century warfare and its corruptions. It says anyone on any side of a conflict over power can be corrupt […]

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Event Horizon (1997)

Through a combination of luck, some talent, and an atypical level (for him) of applied artistic brilliance, the bozo who helped bring you the Resident Evil films and Mortal Kombat (1995) was also responsible, once upon a time, for a forgotten cult classic that ranks among some of the absolute best horrors not only of […]

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Joker (2019)

If all Marvel/DC related movies were even nearly as good as this, intelligent people who know film would watch them. But we don’t because they’re not, which makes this more than a breath of fresh air. It’s actually just a brilliant movie all of its own accord and really doesn’t deserve to be associated with […]

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