Tag Archives: Freddie Mercury

‘Rocketman’ can’t break through

3/10 Hollywood biopics have grown more and more uniform as they’ve grown more lucrative over the years. That goes doubly for musician biopics, all of which seem to follow the same plot regardless of who they’re about and none of … Continue reading

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Unpacking the hateful version of history at the 91st Academy Awards

In 1915, Epoch Producing Co. released what is widely considered to be the first epic film, though there is some pushback against that, Birth of a Nation. In the film, after chronicling the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham … Continue reading

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is incoherent, over-produced nonsense

1/10 The more I learn, the more I realize Bohemian Rhapsody is a vicious, intentionally revisionist insult to Freddie Mercury, the history of rock-and-roll, the very concept of film as an art form and the hundreds of thousands killed in … Continue reading

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