Category Archives: Entertainment Editorial

What “The Terror” Taught Me About Leadership: Franklin (Bush), Hickey (Trump), Little (Paul Ryan), and Crozier (Gore/Clinton)

For an in-depth review/recap of the finale, check out the article immediately below this one, but if you’re interested in learning how to apply the lessons of “The Terror” to your own life, this is the right place. Because while the show may seem entirely foreign to your everyday life, including your workplace–arctic setting, period setting, British… Read More »

TV Review: The 5 Saddest Moments on “The Terror” Finale

The easiest way to make sense of all the (emotional) carnage on last night’s finale of “The Terror” is just to list it… 5. “Close”…Last night’s arc of Lt. Little was one of the more devastating. Almost all of Crozier’s loyal officers are either dead (Tobias Menzies’s excellent Fitzjames, the senselessly murdered Lt. Irving who… Read More »

TV Reviews: Why It’s So Troubling “Barry” Killed Off Two Interracial Couples

I mostly loved “Barry”‘s first season. The great Bill Hader delivered a career-best performance (no small feat for the genius behind the excellent “Documentary Now” parodies). Stephen Root displayed a crackling newfound ruthlessness that felt electric. And Henry Winkler was a delightful, easy “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy” series contender as Gene Cousineau the… Read More »

Does the Media Really Want Trump Gone?

A great big question as I wonder if late night talk shows and cable news channels (both experiencing record ratings) actually want Trump gone, and how the “brain hacking” techniques of social media are also being used by traditional media.

Why “Get Out” STILL Sucks–An Analysis

Like a drunk at the roulette wheel, Alabama Liberal takes one last spin to convince people “Get Out” actually sucks. What’s been mis-labeled an anti-racist or anti-Trump film is actually the most anti-interracial couple movie since “The Family that Preys Together.” I make the case that actual racists would love “Get Out” and take a stab… Read More »

Oscar Thoughts: Best Speech, Worst Snub, Best Joke, Best Song, and Why Meryl Streep Backlash May be Coming

It was a very predictable telecast. Astoundingly, I guessed the winner of every single award correctly, except the “who cares?” short film categories. I mean, when even the technical categories don’t inspire surprises, something is up. And usually, there’s at least one mild upset in the major categories (like if Laurie Metcalf had won over Allison Janney… Read More »

The 10 Movies I’m Most (and Least) Looking Forward to in 2018

Sure, there will be lots of movies coming out in the last few months of the year that aren’t even on a release calendar right now. So I apologize if this list is heavily-weighted for movies in the first half of 2018, but with that in mind this will be a pretty good starting place… Read More »