Titus Techera
Titus Techera
Titus Techera is a graduate student in political science and liberal arts, a Publius fellow, and a roving writer for Ricochet and National Review Online.
Why Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Remake Is Such A Failure

After the opening weekend, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a significant failure for everyone involved: actress, studio, and the Japanese anime genre. It’s not just a financial, but an artistic and imaginative failure.

Why ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ Deserves An Oscar

The boy Kubo is grieving—not in psychological stages, but in song, threnody. Kubo must undertake a spiritual journey, risking his sanity to learn how to live like a human being and poet.

‘Deadpool’ Is A Dark Look At Where Extreme Individualism Takes Us

Here’s what is really at stake in ‘Deadpool’ and what its success says about dark changes in American individualism.

Will Hollywood Give ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ The Awards Its Audience Is Clamoring For?

The Oscars at their best are about one simple thing: Beautifying what is worth beautifying in American movies. This year, that’s Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge.’

10 Things Wrong With ‘Passengers’ And Its Message About The Future

‘Passengers’ tells us a lot about progressive assumptions regarding society, individualism, and what it means to be human.

2016’s Most Neglected Movies About Men You Still Need To See

Americans disagree whether it’s possible, necessary, or acceptable to focus on men. These movies explore these questions with insightful reflections on American society.

We’re The Reason 2016’s Movie Remakes Were Doomed To Mediocrity

There’s something to be said for nostalgia and for the attempt to update cultural touchstones. But there’s a subtle danger in movie remakes.