The American Sun

The film director Martin Scorsese recently criticized movies based on comic books, saying they are ‘not cinema’. His point is undeniable, in that there is a clear difference between creating mainstream entertainment and creating a classic piece of artistic storytelling. His point especially rings true when you consider how many repetitive superhero films have been made since the year 2000; whilst Scorsese’s films, although stretching right back to the early 1960s and always involving similar genres, are consistently interesting. However, cinema is changing in other ways as well, especially when it comes to inserting liberal-left narratives into films as covertly as possible.

I recently viewed director Joe Wright’s 2017 film Darkest Hour, which gives a very detailed telling of Winston Churchill’s first few weeks as Prime Minister in May 1940. The film intrigued me for the simple reason that it can clearly be cut into two distinct pieces…

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