Corporate press outlets ubiquitously privilege Clintonite-right Democratic politicians with favorable labels like “moderate” or “centrist,” tags that make them sound pragmatic, intemperate, reasonable, not ideologically rigid, and that generally camouflage motives that are significantly less than virtuous.[1] …


Golden Anniversary Dept. — Released on this day — 15 July — in 1971, VAMPYROS LESBOS, Jess Franco’s trippy, sexy, psychedelic, so-arty-it’s-always-about-to-pop vampire epic.

About 13 years ago, I wrote about my first experiences with Jess Franco’s movies (which, by then, were, themselves, years in the past). …


On Wednesday, 6 January, a massive mob of Donald Trump cultists, set to the task by the lies of their “president,” attacked and overran the U.S. Capitol with the aim of preventing the imminent congressional certification of the electoral college vote that would remove their noxious leader from the presidency…


When Jackie Gleason was dubbed “The Great One,” it was an appreciation of his comedic talents. It isn’t clear what Sean Hannity meant when he bestowed the same title on Mark Levin. Utterly — even relentlessly — humorless, Levin has no talent, comedic or otherwise. He does still manage to…


For the first few years of Donald Trump’s presidency, his administration’s extensive corruption was barely reported, as much of the corporate press was, for various reasons, obsessively focused on pursuing loony conspiracies linking Trump to Russia during the 2016 campaign — stories that, in the end, went nowhere and amounted…


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the Democratic presidential race, clearing a path for the weak and uninspiring Joe Biden to clench the nomination and bumble his way into losing to Donald Trump in the general. What brought us to this? Well…

After the first 3 contests of…


The 2020 presidential race as it’s shaping up is a depressing commentary on the inability of some to learn the most obvious lessons. The 2016 contest should have imparted a lot of those to a lot of people but it seems far too many of those who so badly needed…


In August, I wrote “‘Electability’ & Its Discontents,” a brief commentary in reaction to a Democratic presidential primary poll of New Hampshire that found

“[Bernie] Sanders is more liked than [Joe] Biden, voters think he’s better on their top issues than Biden and more than twice as many respondents said…


News Reviews Dept. — Back in August, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared at Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa and reminisced about “when Bobby Kennedy and Dr. King had been assassinated in the ’70s, late seventies.” King and Kennedy had been in the ground for a decade by the…

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Writer, radical, filmmaker, cinemarchaeologist, Cinema Cult ringmaster.

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