A Progressive Civil Rights Movie? “The Butler” Did It


On the surface, The Butler might seem like an awfully conservative film. It certainly takes the form of one of those safe historical epics that Hollywood loves to put out around Oscar time – its rush through eighty years of … Continue reading

Obama Asks Celebrities to Help with ACA Rollout


I’ve already covered in detail the close relationship President Obama has fostered with folks in  Hollywood. The entertainment industry has always skewed liberal, but in this funny political era when nearly every industry has turned against national Democrats, the support … Continue reading