Our long-national nightmare is over. Two of HBO’s longest running shows are back for their final seasons, although only one may have needed to return… “Game of Thrones”…Yes, it’s been two long years, but let’s be honest–we would’ve waited a decade to see the resolution of the best fantasy series of all time. [Certainly, the… Read More »
In his last video of 2018, AL explains how Trump seems to enjoy full villainy like telling kids there’s no Santa Claus, starting feuds with war widows, shitting on 4-star generals, and doing his best Bond villain impression. Forget “Presidential,” Trump is no longer displays basic humanity…
AL goes deep into the year that broke the Democratic Party and the last time Democrats had real, unfettered political power. In 1968, the party broke into the establishment (LBJ, Humphrey), Social Justice Warrior establishment (RFK), Bernie progressives (Eugene McCarthy), and Dixiecrats (then George Wallace, today would be Trumpers).
AL pushes back on the myth that both parties are equally powerful, since America has mostly been under GOP control since 1969. Even though conservatives are angrier than they’ve ever been (and believe it’s due to social liberalism), it’s actually because of economic conservatives squeezing them.
AL wonders how Trump has been able to brand himself a tough guy, when he’s really a huge coward, and marvels at how quickly he does Vladimir Putin’s bidding
The Worst Film of 2018: The Hurricane Heist…F Skyscraper…D- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2: Crimes of Grindewald…D- Revenge…D- Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom…D- Mortal Engines…D- Uncle Drew…D- The Predator…D- Hotel Artemis…D- Dog Days…D The Spy Who Dumped Me…D Tau…D Mute…D Peter Rabbit…D Extinction…D Proud Mary…D Tomb Raider…D Show Dogs…D Rampage…D+ The Ritual…D+ Irreplaceable… Read More »
I’ve already covered some of this ground in “Best TV Characters of 2018” and “Best TV Moments of 2018,” so check those articles out for further details… 10. Who is America?…Shamefully underrated, masterful satire that fully explores (and explains) why we are so very, very far apart in 2018. Not all Cohen’s set pieces work,… Read More »
There so many great movie scenes in 2018, that I wound up having to expand the list to 12, and even then there were several I had to cut (like “most devastating ending” which belongs to The Kindergarten Teacher) Best Twist–“Tully”…I still don’t want to give it away for anyone who hasn’t seen it (the movie’s… Read More »
10. Homeland–President Keane Resigns…This season of “Homeland” was arguably the best in years, dealing with Russia, a weakened Presidency, and the corrupting influence of propaganda, both foreign and domestic. Yet no moment served as wish fulfillment better than President Elizabeth Keane (a wide-awake Elizabeth Marvel, showing how paranoia can destroy idealism) resigning for the good… Read More »
I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the majority of the Oscar nominees in the major categories, but there’s a better list to consider too: what films I love that should be nominated… Best Supporting Actress Who Should Be Nominated Note on “The Favourite”‘s Emma Stone: To me, she’s really the lead actress of “Favourite,” but for some strange reason her… Read More »