David Breitenbeck
David Breitenbeck

David Breitenbeck is a professional writer and Catholic traditionalist living and working in southeast Michigan. He is the author of several books, including “The Ten Commandments of Murder” and “The Wisdom of Walt Disney,” available on Amazon. In addition to his books and his blog – Serpent’s Den – his work can be found at The Federalist, The Everyman, Catholic Match, Aleteia, and other places around the web.

You Don’t Need To Be A Scientist To Be Legitimately Skeptical Of Climate Alarmism

An ambiguous, unverifiable climate crisis that only the state has the means or authority to combat is a blank check to power.

Why The Star Wars Franchise’s Decline Is A True Loss For American Culture

If it were only ‘Star Wars’ being destroyed, we might pass over it as a mere unfortunate mistake, but hardly a major fictional franchise or character remains that has not suffered, from Marvel Comics to James Bond.

No, No, No: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Isn’t Socialist, Okay?

In the Boston Herald, Michael Graham argues both that ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is a bad film on a technical level and that its message is bad.

What Makes ‘Die Hard’ A Christmas Movie

As far as there can be an objective way to classify what counts as a Christmas movie, ‘Die Hard’ meets those requirements.

What We’ve Learned From 30 Years Of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’

Three decades after its debut, MST3k has legions of fans around the world, has spawned innumerable imitators and successors, and its legacy is showing no sign of slowing down.

Why The Original ‘Halloween’ Movie’s Horror Is Ageless

The point of ‘Halloween’ is that there is no point. The Shape is simply and purely evil. You can’t counsel it, medicate it, heal it, or kill it.

Why I Remain Catholic In Spite Of The Church’s Latest Scandal

What we are seeing is what happens when those in the Roman Catholic Church neglect her teachings in order to appeal to the world around them.

Why Our Day Is Far More Religious Than The Middle Ages Was

An educated man of the postmodern age can only repeat what he’s been told must be true and assume you are in some manner a bad person if you question it.

Ten Years Later, ‘WALL-E’ Has Only Become More Insightful

Most of the films nominated for Best Picture that year justly disappeared down the memory hole, while ‘WALL-E’ remains as vibrant and striking as ever.

‘The Incredibles 2’ Is A Story About Triumphing Over Adversity Rather Than Blaming It For Your Failure

From a standard SJW storyline of female empowerment and male incompetence, the film diverges into a much more interesting, universal, and realistic set of conclusions.

The Crisis Of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Also Our Own

Thanos has a similar mindset to leftists of the past century or so. He believes anything can be justified if it forwards his well-intentioned agenda.

Why Banning Abortion Will Save Millions More Lives Than Banning Guns

If you ban all abortion, then nobody is legally killed by abortion. If you ban all guns, it doesn’t mean no one is legally killed by guns (since that has never been legal).

Watching The 1950s ‘What’s My Line?’ Will Challenge Your Assumptions About Humanity

Just by watching an old game show, we meet a way of thinking about the world that is noticeably different from our own.

Meet The Best Spider-Man You’ve Never Heard Of

For my money, the best Spider-Man is a short-lived, small-screen animated series called ‘The Spectacular Spider-Man,’ a superhero cartoon that ran from 2008 to 2009.

4 Positive Countercultural Messages In ‘My Little Pony’

‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ is a show miles better than it has any right to be.

What Milo Murphy Gets About The Human Potential To Overcome Adversity

It is one of the core beliefs of western culture that a man’s worth is measured, not by what happens to him, but by how well he faces it. Milo Murphy embodies this idea.

Monster Movies Teach Us Key Truths About The Human Condition

In a world where monsters guard against creatures that can shut down a city, there is no room to hope that mankind can end the perennial ills of the human condition.

I’m An English Major Who Just Got Fired As A Barista. Here’s Where I Went Wrong

I went to college and learned to think, from which I’ve concluded I shouldn’t have gone to college. Don’t find yourself in the same situation after graduation.