The Trump Era Films: Mad Max: Fury Road

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With four years of Donald Trump the President of the United States on the horizon, we are all going to have to find some ways to cope. My way is certainly just about the least productive possible. I will be searching for movies that provide some sort of catharsis for myself. It’s self-indulgent to the last degree, but we all need a little something.

Re-watching Fury Road recently for the first time since I saw it in the theater was a fascinating experience. Everything I enjoyed about my first experience seemed even better on a second viewing. Beyond its quality, this film will easily go down as one of the most notable pictures of the 21st century when it’s all said and done. Everything about it was so bold that you can just tell right away that it will stand the test of time. Continue reading The Trump Era Films: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Trump Era Films: Trackdown – “The End of the World”

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With four years of Donald Trump the President of the United States on the horizon, we are all going to have to find some ways to cope. My way is certainly just about the least productive possible. I will be searching for movies that provide some sort of catharsis for myself. It’s self-indulgent to the last degree, but we all need a little something.

What in the ever-loving fuck? Continue reading The Trump Era Films: Trackdown – “The End of the World”

The Trump Era Films: The Dark Knight Rises

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With four years of Donald Trump the President of the United States on the horizon, we are all going to have to find some ways to cope. My way is certainly just about the least productive possible. I will be searching for movies that provide some sort of catharsis for myself. It’s self-indulgent to the last degree, but we all need a little something.

When The Dark Knight Rises was released in 2012, it was met with a mix of derision and confusion. One of the more interesting and alarming aspects of the film was the right-wing propaganda components of the story. Continue reading The Trump Era Films: The Dark Knight Rises