Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin is the co-host of the movie podcast "Flix It" and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Originally from northern Virginia, Ellie worked in the wine industry as a journalist and sommelier, living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. A fanatic for movies and TV shows since childhood, she currently reviews movies and writes about many aspects of popular culture for The Federalist. She is an avid home cook, cocktail enthusiast, and still happy to make wine recommendations. Ellie currently lives in Washington D.C. You can follow her on Twitter @ellie_bufkin and on Instagram @exsommellie.
Here’s How To Make Pasta Carbonara The Right Way

Don’t mess up the classics. And if a restaurant puts parsley on the hallowed dish, leave immediately, or fear for your taste buds.

18 Top Comedians Who Can Never Host The Oscars Now

Following Kevin Hart’s departure, many names have surfaced as possible replacements, but let me save the Academy time and show why they are disqualified as not politically correct enough.

85 Years After Prohibition Was Repealed, It’s Still Dogging Millions Of Americans

Many states maintain unjust and irksome regulations on their alcohol industries. Lovers of freedom should work to repeal today’s remnants of the temperance movement.

Your Gift Guide To Classic Outfittings For The Home Bar

Don’t be fooled by silly or gimmicky bar products. Drink-making is one of the oldest, most fun traditions in the world, and doesn’t require nifty gadgets that will get lost in a drawer for years.

Magician Ricky Jay Will Be Missed For His Unmatched Talent And Wit

The world has lost a master. Ricky Jay’s knowledge of the craft and dedication to learning is unlikely to ever be matched by another magician.

The Media’s Obsession With Michael Avenatti Has Gone Far Enough

The ‘Creepy Porn Lawyer’ was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony domestic battery in Los Angeles.

Disciplined And Loaded With Talent, ‘Homecoming’ Paves The Way For Podcast Adaptations

‘Homecoming’ proves that the right combination of story, talent, and discipline can become something truly entertaining.

Dan Crenshaw Overcame America’s Gaping Political Divide In SNL Appearance

The former NAVY seal gave us hope that a deeply fractured nation might actually have a fighting chance of coming together.

Why ‘The Romanoffs’ Is The Worst Television Show Ever

Unfortunately, beauty isn’t everything in storytelling, and the story told here is about as graceful as a limping billy goat.

Antifa Group Protests At Tucker Carlson’s Home, Posts His Address Online

They rang his doorbell several times with no answer, gleefully posting their activity on Twitter while chanting, “No Borders! No Wall! No USA at all!”

Goodbye, ‘Alec Baldwin Show’: Yet Another Anti-Trump Comic Bites The Dust

Baldwin’s show is a flop because there are already a dozen other left-wing comics doing the exact same bit.

Dan Crenshaw Is The Sexy Congressman America Needs

Dan Crenshaw is an American hero, a patriot, and a man compelled to serve his nation beyond the sacrifice he’s already given in military service. He’s also quite handsome.

Why Does Amazon Keep Spending Top Dollar On Subpar Shows?

Netflix’s prime competitor, Amazon, seems to have a hard time translating a huge budget into critically acclaimed, award-winning original content.

Why It’s Not Too Early For Louis C.K.’s Comeback

Louis C.K. will always be the guy who masturbated in front of a bunch of women. That shouldn’t mean he doesn’t get to be a comedian anymore.

John McAfee Is Right: This $700 Wine Is Worse Than $1.63 ‘Primal Sludge’

I have had many samples of low-quality, high-volume wine in my career. I too find them barely discernable from the grotesquely expensive ‘luxury’ brands.

Why Bob Odenkirk Makes ‘Better Call Saul’ The Best Show On TV

No other fictional person contained in a TV series has better portrayed unrelenting conflict and struggle like Jimmy McGill.

Democrats Dumbfounded To Find That Women Think For Themselves About Politics

Conservative women today reject their casting as second-class citizens. They vote for what they believe to be a better America. The left just can’t understand it.

‘White Boy Rick’ Shines A Needed Spotlight On Problems With Mandatory Minimums

Rick is dealing drugs, sure, but he’s a goofy kid in a bad neighborhood who likes girls and oversized gold jewelry. He’s hardly painted as a bad guy.

Conservative Women Will Make Democrats Pay For Kavanaugh In November

Democrats assumed Republican women would play into their identity politics instead of seeking truth, and that assumption is blowing up in their faces.

Free Speech Is Not Dead. It’s Living In A Comedy Club In Los Angeles

This visit to The Comedy Store was different, not because the comedians changed to fit the times, but because they were resisting them.