Neil Breen is a sign that people are after something else. Breen himself might not be that something else—his willingness to toe the bourgeois line ensures that—but this cultural and political gap won’t go unfilled for long. It’ll take some time, but eventually, we can build something better.
Welcome to The Red Carpet Roundup! As ever, we're here to critique capitalist culture and to ask why it often reproduces the dominant ideology of the ruling class. This month, we've got pieces on Chloé Zhao's 'Nomadland', Lance Oppenheim's 'Some Kind of Heaven', and Protest The Hero's 'Caravan'.
There is a far more communistic answer to the presented conundrum of Tenet, but it is one that Nolan could never consider. If we abolish the capitalist class, we create a liberatory future.
Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019) are ciphers for the Safdie Brothers’ exploration of capitalist ideology’s acidic hold on the individual. On its breaking down of character, reducing one to rubble. On its decay of the soul.
In this edition of The Red Carpet, our cultural critique series, we consider what Animal Crossing: New Horizons is doing in tandem with our isolation, paranoia, fear, anxiety and sickness.
The Rise of Skywalker is the best example of the nostalgia mode of cultural output imaginable. After the perceived wrongs of The Last Jedi, JJ. Abrams looked in the only direction available to him for inspiration: backwards.