This column is not about citing Hollywood for lascivious solicitation on a public street. It is about the new Emerald City, Washington D.C., the metropolis of OZeroland. I herewith present a précis of my own “remake” of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The best Oscar being granted by a politician’s wife in Washington, DC, made a mockery of everything the movies can and ought to be, especially when the politician and wife are New Left radicals intent on destroying the nation that made making movies possible.
How did the Left take over Hollywood? What made it possible?
Set 20 years in the future, the flamboyant V for Vendetta is less science fiction than social commentary in comic book style, though this exhaustive movie is not easily described. With several odd-sized pieces, it is one strange puzzle—and an allegorical warning against tyranny. With government control of people’s lives on the march, it’s easy to see [...]
Reading Ben Shapiro’s Front Page article, “Hollywood Hates Corporations, LovesCorporate Cash” (December 5th) caused me to reflect again on the esthetic, political, and moral gulf between the films of yesteryear and of today. What underscored the reflection was a recent watching of Director/Producer Sam Wood’s For Whom theBell Tolls, one of my favorite movies. I [...]
A good movie for the Fourth of July.
The best of movies about poor people – Conrack with Jon Voight and Madge Sinclair comes to mind – insist that even poverty can’t destroy the best in man. Today’s glut of poverty porn says just the opposite…
I only hope that the movie’s better than its advertising. It wouldn’t be the first time.
For the fourth consecutive week, America’s top movie depicts a government-controlled contest in which children kill children. The Hunger Games, based on the dystopian young adult novel by Suzanne Collins, recently broke the $500 million mark in worldwide box office receipts. Why? What draws moviegoers into theaters is not easy to estimate. But it’s [...]
The Hunger Games is part of a history in dystopian-themed filmmaking about the individual against the government