Let’s Have Another Cup of Podcast, Let’s Have Another Slice of ‘Zine

Recorded the new Shallow & Pedantic podcast last night, and put it up today. What a masterpiece of efficiency! It’s mostly us gibbering about which of Cannon Film’s vast vault is actually worth watching, and several times blaming them for Chuck Norris’ film and TV career. But we had fun. In other news, I’ve uploaded… Read More Let’s Have Another Cup of Podcast, Let’s Have Another Slice of ‘Zine

Christopher Nolan is Making a Movie About Robert Oppenheimer, and Variety Wants Me to Care

See how far you can get into their marketing gibberish before you give up. There’s so many things wrong with this. First of all, Robert Oppenheimer was not an heroic figure, however poetic his turn to the Baghavad-Gita was upon viewing what his science had wrought. He was a lab coat surrounded by lab coats.… Read More Christopher Nolan is Making a Movie About Robert Oppenheimer, and Variety Wants Me to Care

Doing Things For a Reason: Miller’s Crossing and the Friend/Enemy Dynamic

Carl Schmidt was a German jurist and political philosopher of the Weimar and Nazi eras. True to the time, his writings contain very strong critique of what he called “the liberal critique of politics.” He phrased it that way because to his mind there was no such thing as true liberal politics, as the essence… Read More Doing Things For a Reason: Miller’s Crossing and the Friend/Enemy Dynamic