Tag Archives: Hays Code

Once upon a film historian’s dream

7/10 I’m sure writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino enjoys Once Upon a Time in Hollywood very much. Once upon a time in Hollywood – Feb. 8, 1969 to be exact – TV cowboy Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries and fails to transition … Continue reading

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I wanted to see what an R rated abortion looks like

There was a small furor a few weeks ago when members of the Christian Right, including the slimeball my local newspaper insists on paying to syndicate even though they have perfectly good opinion writers on staff, were up in arms … 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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