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  • Keep an Eye Out

    Keep an Eye Out

    Keep An Eye Out Critiques Our Social and TV Habits.
    Quentin Dupieux outstrips Quentin Tarantino.

    The French absurdist Quentin Dupieux works fast — he’s made ten films in ten years — forcing his imagination to keep pace with reality while always trying to satirize it. Yet, as real life becomes more absurd, Dupieux has taken on a deliberately banal subject with Keep An Eye Out; the original French title (Au poste!) deliberately mocks the TV series The Office.

    Consider the…

  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday Is a Salacious BLM Scam.
    Lee Daniels’s anti-American agitprop reduces the jazz giant to a fetish object.

    The centerpiece of The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a fantasy-memory sequence envisioning the compulsions behind jazz singer Holiday’s legendary heroin addiction. Dusky figures spread across a fetid den lapse into extreme emotional states — from bewilderment to tumescence to horror and anxious, erotic oblivion. It is the most lavishly decadent depiction of Negro salaciousness ever…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    Nostalgia for Arrested Adolescents.
    Superheroes punch the clock in this hollow, predictable, overly long mess.

    Adults no longer outgrow comic books. Hollywood prefers that they hang on to the adolescent illusion of carefree, escapist pleasure by pretending that the form’s juvenile cynicism is a sign of sophistication — replacing the traditional sources of imaginative thinking. The cultural monopoly represented by the Marvel Cinematic Universe in its latest release, Avengers: Endgame, depends on geeked-up viewers telling themselves that they are having…

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    ★★★★★

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