Titus Techera
Titus Techera
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Titus Techera is the executive director of the American Cinema Foundation and a contributor to National Review Online, Catholic World Report, University Bookman, American Conservative, and Modern Age.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Shakes Viewers Up But For No Good Reason

The show modifies parts of our liberal mythology to shake the consensus by questioning whether we are as just and good as we usually like to believe.

‘Tolkien’ Distorts And Flattens J.R.R. Tolkien’s Incredible Life Story

Why bother with people from another time if we have to always reduce them to boring, conventional people of our own times?

For All Its Flaws, ‘Shazam’ Beats ‘Captain Marvel.’ Here’s Why

America has two Captain Marvels. One debuted last month but the original is hitting screens now, and ‘Shazam’ is a better movie.

Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Is A Dark But Beautiful Celebration Of Individualism

Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ conveys to viewers that from now on, we must look to ourselves for freedom, not to larger-than-life fantasies.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Explores The Darkness Inside Ourselves And Our Society

For a horror film, ‘Us’ is not particularly scary or involving, and for a movie full of metaphors, it offers nothing to hold your attention or remember.

‘Triple Frontier’ Puts The Spotlight Back On Male Friendship

Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is a movie about the one thing that’s been banished from our entertainment—friendship between men.

Its Boring Attack On Male Heroism Is Killing ‘Lego Movie 2’

Audiences tend to like the hero’s journey, not moviemakers who bludgeon audiences over the heads with morals and forced progressivism.

Why 2015’s ‘Brooklyn’ Deserves To Be Part Of Your Christmas Movies List

‘Brooklyn’ is a work of selective nostalgia that shows the best in 1950s America. It may not be a Christmas movie, but it’s perfect for the season.

Why William Goldman Was One Of The Last Greats Of 1970s Hollywood

Two movies that won Goldman Oscars, ‘Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid’ (1969) and ‘All The President’s Men,’ (1976) showcase all the fun of that generation, and all the political sanctimony.

Stan Lee Died A Comic Legend, And Rightfully So

It is right to honor Lee; it is right to make a legend of him. He gave us myths we still find enchanting, both as audiences and as myth-makers.

‘Daredevil’ Returns To Fabulous Form In Season 3 On Netflix

We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?

Ignore ‘The Predator’s’ Low Reviews. It’s A Good Movie

It fails to rise above its genre, but ‘The Predator’ is rescued in part by the symbolism of family love, which reveals a deep emotional humanism that should have received far more praise.

Netflix’s ‘Iron Fist’ Wastes Its Second Chance

On Netflix, Marvel shows are hit and miss at the best of times, not least because Netflix doubles down on misses as much as on hits.

This Hawaiian Veteran’s Win For Gun Rights Would Be A Perfect Movie

George Young’s story would make a good drama about what 21st century America could learn from previous generations and how an aging patriot conceives of his legacy.

Trump Is Only Shocking On NATO Because He’s Saying Out Loud What Everybody Already Knew

Whether you like Trump or not, whether you like NATO or not, it’s time to face all the ugly truths we have long avoided facing, because foreign policy is about to change in a very serious way.

‘Incredibles 2’ Leaves Good Storytelling Behind For A Politically Correct Narrative

Not only does the movie get its themes confused when it comes to the villain, its plot is an embarrassment.

‘The Incredibles’ Gave Us The Gift Of Family As An Answer To Meaningless Celebrity

This weekend, ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters, 14 years after the original. Before you go see the new movie, let’s talk about the original.

The Real Heist In ‘Ocean’s 8’ Is Conducted On The Audience

At every point in the movie, the combination of star power, talent, tiredly thumbing noses at the patriarchy, and a daring robbery underwhelms.

John Mulaney’s Netflix Special Underscores Our Culture’s Loss Of Meaning In Life

The self-presentation of this 35-year-old, nice, honest, and successful as he is, suggests there’s no future ahead — certainly not in playing parents to a pet.

‘Cobra Kai’ Tackles The American Class Wars In Orange County

Maybe the nice kid fit the Reagan years, when it was morning in America, but in the age of Trump, you need to toughen up and deal with the misery.