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Reason First: Why Depravity Reigns on BET
a year ago
It’s all well understood. The drugs and sex and rock and roll lifestyle is sexy and exciting, supposedly. Music supporters who have yearned to see that lifestyle on screens large and small want to view all of the ins and outs of their favorite musicians’ lives. Even when it comes with a cost, like a disease or ailment or death, audiences still seek out art and entertainment that exhibit these characteristics. With the knowledge that none of the indecency is conducive to living life, they continu...
Pulling Rank: Works That Exemplify What a True Spy Hero Is from Smart Slob to Luminary
a year ago
Every agency from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been tasked with safeguarding the lives and property of Americans. Other internationals like th...
Why Are You Ranking: The American Dream as Described by Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Artists Listed from Hallucination to Fantasy
a year ago
Why is there no Scottish Dream? Is it because it’s already a cocktail? Why is there no French Dream? Would that be too risqué? And a German Dream may have already been a nightmare. These are but a few...
Why Are You Ranking: Closest Resemblance Between the Artistry of Rappers and Directors Listed from Somewhat Similar to Striking
a year ago
Rappers paint pictures with poems. The best ones are able to craft whole worlds and color them with witty metaphors and similes. Film directors use the visual medium to illustrate entire plotlines. Bo...
Why Are You Ranking: Worst Examples of Spike Lee’s Double Dolly Shot Listed from Goofy to Awkward
a year ago
On the occasion of his narrative film, BlacKkKlansman (2018), Spike Lee can celebrate a return to his more accessible types of films. As a terrific documentarian, though, Lee has crafted some moving, ...
Why Are You Ranking: The Best Dramatic Portrayals of Crack Addicts Where These Actors Will Never Receive an Oscar® for Their Roles Listed from High to Fiend
a year ago
Before the opioid crisis of the mid to late 2010s, there existed the crack wars of the mid to late 1980s and early 1990s. To capture properly the scenes of despair, familial fractures, and the human toll that the drug game has wreaked on America, moviemakers and television crews seek to depict the addict. Now, a metaphor for liking something to the extreme or unable to shake from an activity, the crackhead, has become a staple in films and shows regarding the proliferation of narcotics. They are...