“Green Police” Super Bowl Commercial: Funny, and Maybe Just a Bit Frightening


If you were watching the Super Bowl last night, whether for the game or the commercials, you might have seen the little ad above by Audi. For those that haven’t seen it or can’t watch the video,  the ad featured the “Green Police” arresting people for “crimes against the environment.”
A man is arrested for choosing [...]

Does Ben Shapiro Think Cyrus Nowrasteh is a “Pervert” Like Darren Aronofsky For Daring To Show Disturbing Truths in “Soraya”?


Ben Shapiro was kind enough to take me up on my offer to respond to my critique of his assault on the career of my favorite director, Darren Aronofsky.
Before beginning, I would like to thank Ben for his kind opening remarks about his respect for me. I also respect Ben for his extraordinary achievements and [...]

Related posts:

  1. Why Darren Aronofsky Makes My Top Ten Overrated List
  2. When Ideology Destroys Cinema: Why Ben Shapiro Misses Out on My Favorite Film of the Decade
  3. 2009 Satellite Award Nominations – "The Stoning of Soraya M.": Best Motion Picture, Ten Best Films of 2009

Why Darren Aronofsky Makes My Top Ten Overrated List


Editor’s Note: Ben Shapiro gives away the ending of “Requiem for a Dream” in this post. He also explicitly summarizes the sequence which gave the film its NC-17 rating. Reader discretion is advised.
David Swindle was kind enough to email me about his post earlier today responding to my piece at Big Hollywood [...]

Related posts:

  1. When Ideology Destroys Cinema: Why Ben Shapiro Misses Out on My Favorite Film of the Decade
  2. Marc Lamont Hill's List of Overrated Black People: Spike Lee, Part 1
  3. Marc Lamont Hill's List of Overrated Black People: Spike Lee, Part 2

When Ideology Destroys Cinema: Why Ben Shapiro Misses Out on My Favorite Film of the Decade


John Nolte has done it again. He’s gotten conservative film lovers abuzz over a new article at his indispensable Big Hollywood blog.
The commotion is about Ben Shapiro’s post today which claims to name the 10 most overrated Hollywood directors.
The article is a hyperbolic provocation, not to be taken seriously. Shapiro makes dumb statements like,
The auteur [...]

Related posts:

  1. To Big Hollywood's John Nolte: The Left Doesn't Have As Tight a Stranglehold on Cinema as You Fear
  2. Pro-American Filmmaker John Hughes Will Be Missed
  3. Yogerst: Important Leftist Film Theorist Dies