Libertarian Agnostic

He bashes Trump and Trump supporters in this, but you should be able to take a joke. And to be fair, he seems like he tries to be unifying and say redeeming things about rightwingers. It’s just still incredibly lopsided. … Continue reading

The post “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” appeared first on .

(Review Source)
Libertarian Agnostic

Pretty funny. Plus he gets bonus points for offending trannies in this special. Look at this f*gg*t. He responded exactly like the easily offended Millennials that Dave lampooned in his special: I mean, c’mon. Dave even tells an anecdote about … Continue reading

The post “The Age of Spin: Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium” appeared first on .

(Review Source)
Libertarian Agnostic

Again, pretty funny. Worth watching, just like the past 2 specials. But I wanna’ take the time to nitpick some things. He said South Africa should have been a blood bath. Well, Earth to Dave… it is a bloodbath and … Continue reading

The post “Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation” appeared first on .

(Review Source)
Death Wish
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
Death Wish. with Charles Bronson. dir. by Michael Winner.
Death Wish is a superb movie, the best hero-and-vengeance picture since Dirty Harry. Bronson, an architect whose young family has been destroyed by muggers, drops his namby-pamby left-liberalism, and begins, to pack a gun, defending himself brilliantly and uncompromisingly against a series of muggers who infest New York City. Yet he never kills the innocent, or commits excesses. Naturally, even though he is only defending himself against assault, the police, who have failed to go after the muggers and who acknowledge the fall in the crime rate due to Bronson’s activities, devote their resources to pursuing him instead of the criminals who terrorize New York. It is a great and heroic picture, a picture demonstrating one man’s successful fight for justice.
As might be expected, Death Wish has been subjected to hysterical attacks by…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 6.8, August 1974
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish” is briefly mentioned in this.)
Chariots of Fire, dir. by Hugh Hudson, with Ian Charleson and Ben Cross.
Chariots of Fire won the Academy Award last year — and it richly deserves it despite chauvinist grumbling about a British film winning a coveted U.S. award. This is a charming, old-fashioned moviemovie, beautifully acted and photographed, celebrating good old-fashioned values like hard work, dedication, and competition. There is a captivating old-fashioned romance between the Jewish runner, Ben Cross, and the marvelous Alice Krige, and there is no sex or four-letter words in the entire picture — a marvel these days. But is it still possible to portray an old-fashioned romance that does not deal, as does Chariots of Fire, with an older and sweeter era? Charmingly, Alice Krige has a delectably round face — another nostalgic note in an age of gaunt and haggard actresses.
The picture employs a fascinating counterpoint of the two Olympic runners who, in fact, were British heroes at the 1924 Olympics. One, a Jewish student at Oxford…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 16.5, June 1982
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish” is briefly mentioned in this.)
Star Wars, dir. by George Lucas. With Alec Guinness and Carrie Fisher.
First came the hype. That Star Wars is going to be the biggest popular film success since Jaws means very little. So every season is going to have its oversold smash hit, so what? But the difference, the new.hype, with Star Wars was its overwhelming acclaim among the critics. Usually the masses whoop it up for a Jaws while the critics go ape over Bertolucii or Fassbinder. Yet here they were in joint huzzahs, with the critic from Time flipping his wig to such an extent as to call it the best movie of the year and making Star Wars the feature of that week’s issue.
But the oddest, the most peculiar part of it was what my fellow-critics were saying: “Hurrah, a fun movie-movie”; “good escape entertainment”; “a return to good guys vs. a happy ending again”; “movie fare for the entire family”; “like Flash Gordon” etc. Here were men and women who have spent the greater, part of their lives deriding these very virtues…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 10.6, June 1977
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish” is briefly mentioned in this.)
Red Dawn, dir. by John Milius.
It’s not only the Supreme Court that follows the election returns. Hollywood, too, does its bit, and movie theatres have been increasingly filled with right-wingy patriotism, like the rest of the media this endless summer. I went to see Red Dawn expecting a bout of anti-Soviet warmongering, bat instead was pleasantly surprised. This is hardly a great picture, and is indeed flawed. But Red Dawn is an enjoyable teen-age saga, and, apart from right-wingy pro-NATO credits at the beginning of the film, it is not so much pro-war as it is anti-State. The warfare it celebrates is not interstate strife, but guerrilla conflict that the great radical libertarian military analyst, General Charles Lee, labelled “people’s war” two centuries before Mao and Che.
The beginning of the picture is exciting, if idiotic. Cuban, Nicaraguan, Mexican and other Commie Hispanic troops, headed by Soviet advisors, parachute into and successfully conquer the entire prairie MidWest, from the Rockies to the Mississippi. In the opening sequence…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 18.7–8, July–August 1984
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish” is briefly mentioned in this.)
First came the hype. That Star Wars is going to be the biggest popular film success since Jaws means very little. So every season is going to have its oversold smash hit, so what? But the difference, the new hype, with Star Wars was its overwhelming acclaim among the critics. Usually the masses whoop it up for a Jaws while the critics go ape over Bertolucii or Fassbinder. Yet here they were in joint huzzahs, with the critic from Time flipping his wig to such an extent as to call it the best movie of the year and making Star Wars the feature of that week’s issue. But the oddest, the most peculiar part of it was what my fellow-critics were saying: “Hurrah, a fun movie-movie”; “good escape entertainment”; “a return to good guys vs. a happy ending again”; “movie fare for the entire family”; “like Flash Gordon” etc. Here were men and women who...
(Review Source)
RazörFist
(Review Source)
Death Wish 3
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish 3” is briefly mentioned in this.)
Chariots of Fire, dir. by Hugh Hudson, with Ian Charleson and Ben Cross.
Chariots of Fire won the Academy Award last year — and it richly deserves it despite chauvinist grumbling about a British film winning a coveted U.S. award. This is a charming, old-fashioned moviemovie, beautifully acted and photographed, celebrating good old-fashioned values like hard work, dedication, and competition. There is a captivating old-fashioned romance between the Jewish runner, Ben Cross, and the marvelous Alice Krige, and there is no sex or four-letter words in the entire picture — a marvel these days. But is it still possible to portray an old-fashioned romance that does not deal, as does Chariots of Fire, with an older and sweeter era? Charmingly, Alice Krige has a delectably round face — another nostalgic note in an age of gaunt and haggard actresses.
The picture employs a fascinating counterpoint of the two Olympic runners who, in fact, were British heroes at the 1924 Olympics. One, a Jewish student at Oxford…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 16.5, June 1982
(Review Source)
RazörFist
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
Chariots of Fire, dir. by Hugh Hudson, with Ian Charleson and Ben Cross.
Chariots of Fire won the Academy Award last year — and it richly deserves it despite chauvinist grumbling about a British film winning a coveted U.S. award. This is a charming, old-fashioned moviemovie, beautifully acted and photographed, celebrating good old-fashioned values like hard work, dedication, and competition. There is a captivating old-fashioned romance between the Jewish runner, Ben Cross, and the marvelous Alice Krige, and there is no sex or four-letter words in the entire picture — a marvel these days. But is it still possible to portray an old-fashioned romance that does not deal, as does Chariots of Fire, with an older and sweeter era? Charmingly, Alice Krige has a delectably round face — another nostalgic note in an age of gaunt and haggard actresses.
The picture employs a fascinating counterpoint of the two Olympic runners who, in fact, were British heroes at the 1924 Olympics. One, a Jewish student at Oxford…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 16.5, June 1982
(Review Source)
Murray N. Rothbard (a.k.a. Mr. First Nighter)
(”Death Wish II” is briefly mentioned in this.)
Red Dawn, dir. by John Milius.
It’s not only the Supreme Court that follows the election returns. Hollywood, too, does its bit, and movie theatres have been increasingly filled with right-wingy patriotism, like the rest of the media this endless summer. I went to see Red Dawn expecting a bout of anti-Soviet warmongering, bat instead was pleasantly surprised. This is hardly a great picture, and is indeed flawed. But Red Dawn is an enjoyable teen-age saga, and, apart from right-wingy pro-NATO credits at the beginning of the film, it is not so much pro-war as it is anti-State. The warfare it celebrates is not interstate strife, but guerrilla conflict that the great radical libertarian military analyst, General Charles Lee, labelled “people’s war” two centuries before Mao and Che.
The beginning of the picture is exciting, if idiotic. Cuban, Nicaraguan, Mexican and other Commie Hispanic troops, headed by Soviet advisors, parachute into and successfully conquer the entire prairie MidWest, from the Rockies to the Mississippi. In the opening sequence…

Read the rest via The Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) Vol. 18.7–8, July–August 1984
(Review Source)
RazörFist
(Review Source)
Jean-François (J.F.) Gariépy
(Review Source)