Last Five Watched

1. Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2. The second season of DC’s “time-traveling superhero team up” show is a vast improvement over the pretty good first season, with better writing, more interesting villains, and some very entertaining trips to the past (including the Old West, Feudal Japan, prehistoric times, and the trenches of WWI, among many […]

5 YouTubers You Should Be Watching Right Now

So, a YouTuber recently hijacked a veteran’s film event at the Sundance Film Festival to make a gay statement/spectacle of himself, and then screamed homophobia when he was thrown out. Events like that certainly reinforce the stereotype of YouTubers as obnoxious, narcissistic millennials devoted to mindlessly soaking up attention and pushing their idiotic politics on […]

RIP John Hurt: His Top 5 Performances

Sadly, last week saw the passing of the great John Hurt, one of the finest actors of the 20th century. He will probably be best remembered for his roles in big-budget films like Alien, V For Vendetta and Hellboy, but he played a wide variety of roles. In a film and TV career that spanned […]

Top Five: Best Movies You've Never Seen

Per Scott M’s request, I am temporarily resurrecting the weekend Top Five (but don’t expect it to become a habit, y’hear?). Here are the top five excellent movies you’ve (probably) never seen:

1. Owning Mahowny (2003)

The late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman gives one of his very best performances playing Brian Mahowny, an assistant […]

The 5 Best Anime For Conservatives

Japanese anime has a lot going for it, including some of the most vivid, beautiful and unique storytelling in the world. However, embracing it as an entertainment form can be iffy at best for conservatives, as it also contains more than its share of graphic, hyperviolent and perverted imagery, and politically speaking, it tends to […]

Top Five: Most Important Bombers of WWII

Note: “most important” not “best.” This isn’t a list based on capability, but on accomplishment. The most technologically advanced bomber of World War II was, without doubt, the B-29, yet it wasn’t the most important, simply because it didn’t do as much to influence the outcome of the war as some others. We’re also […]