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BK Faunce is a retired Associate Professor of English (UMW / UCSC) specializing in British Romantic Literature, Film Theory and Writing. His recent work examines the use of state power and its impact on visual culture.

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Mary / Elizabeth, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 1, 2020
Silly Film Olympics, Part III: The Favorite & Mary Queen of Scots An analysis of two silly films, The Favourite & Mary Queen of Scots.
Neo-Catholic Student, From InText
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Neo-Catholic Sons of Brett Kavanaugh A commentary on the recent event in DC where a catholic high school student mocked a Native American Healer.
War of the American Roses, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
War of the Roses Comment on the "war" going on between two factions of American ruling elites. For working people, same as it always was.
Parasite, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 16, 2020
"Silly Films Olympics┬ę Special": Parasite (Bong Joon-ho 2019) Review of Parasite, focusing on the class warfare between working people.
Chess play, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 29, 2019
War of the Roses, Act II Act II of an examination of the current political war between opposing groups of American elites.
Hillary Clinton - Caricature, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 5, 2014
Vote for Hillary? Can't Get Fooled Again To paraphrase Lacan, this is some deeply screwed-up collective national-neurosis type mind-stuff. Face it. Presidential elections are a charade. A kabuki to fool the masses. Dej- vu all over again. And again. And again. And again.
Hillary vs Tulsi, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 27, 2019
The Major vs the War Criminal A satiric debate staged between Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton about the nature and function of the Democratic Party.
Silly Olympics, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 2, 2019
Silly Film Olympics, Part II: Midsommer & Joker Review / Nomination of two very silly films, Midsommer & Joker, to be included in the first Hollywood Olympiad.
Silly Olympics, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 1, 2019
Silly Film Olympics, Part I: Vice & Hereditary Review of two "silly" films, Vice (McKay 2018) and Hereditary (Aster 2018).
Paul Ryan, From ImagesAttr
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 8, 2014
Paul Ryan - Liar, Fraud, Catholic Ryan calls himself a Catholic ... But the whole point of the book - and of Ryan's career for that matter - is to champion far right, ruling elite-favored policies by dressing them up in the robes Jesus wore. Making penury look like tough love and hoarding charity.
Hillary, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 6, 2016
One Year Later, After Hillary's First Year in the White House Hillary Clinton qualified? She came, she laughed, they died.
Democratic Leaders, From Uploaded
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Vote for Them? Never! Opinion piece on one party's history in presidential elections, and how it should effect the 2020 race.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 22, 2014
Paul Ryan, Part II - Rise of the Neo-Catholic Surely catholics who see Jesus as a working class hero would reject outright the kinds of policies Ryan routinely endorses . . . then again, maybe there's another way to read the gospels that coincides with Ryan's peculiar brand of catholicism and that therefore allows him to glean a different lesson from the example of Jesus' life? A neo-catholicism?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 20, 2020
Biden Knew An opinion piece on the former vice-president's involvement in the bloody, illegal military coup in Ukraine, which allowed him to put his son on the board of Burisma.
Obama family, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Letter to Sasha A letter to the daughter of the former president that addresses the way her father is using her to gloss over the war crimes he committed while in office.
We the People, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 23, 2016
Rabble Rousing If you listen closely, you can hear the Clinton campaign fretting all the way from New York.
Cheney Jailed, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 9, 2019
Normalizing Vice Review of Vice, the recent film about Dick Cheney's rise to power.
A Quiet Place, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 4, 2021
Silly Film Olympics: A Quiet Place & A Quiet Place II A review of two films directed by a fan of the CIA, with an emphasis on patriarchal control. .
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 31, 2021
Silly Film Olympics Horror Special: "Demonic Possession, II" Conclusion to an article on demonic possession films.
'It's the American Way', From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Parable of a Small Town Then one day a group of disturbed individuals emerged from the shadows -- black with decay, diseased in mind and body, dregs from a muddy spring ... They called themselves "Real Americans" ...
Corporate News, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Fake News Alert Viewers need to be cautious consumers of corporate news. They do not exist to inform. They exist to confuse, to obfuscate, and to incite.
Panorama of United States Supreme Court Building at Dusk., From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 12, 2021
What's In A Name, Part I A satirical piece re-christening five Neo-Catholic Supreme Court Justices.
The Invisible Man, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Silly Film Olympics 2020 Special A commentary on several recent films that focuses on the larger, political messages being sent, including to children.
The Exorcist, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 23, 2021
Silly Film Olympics Horror Special: "Demonic Possession - The Neo-Catholics Made Me Do It" An analysis of films that focus on demonic possession, and how the central conflict is motivated by neo-Catholic propaganda. .
The Beating of Rodney King, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Politics of Reading Critically An opinion piece on how corporate media manipulates the "news" to fit corporate-friendly narratives.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2014
An American Fairy Tale "Bless me father for I have sinned" is not a plea for absolution but a declaration of achievement. Something like, "Hey, pops, I just kicked some ass in Syria. Can I have the car keys?"
Alien Crew, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 31, 2020
Crew Expendable An opinion piece comparing the horror / sci-fi film, Alien, to America's neo-liberal, austerity economic system.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2014
Shakin' It Up-- For the Elites, Education for the 99% Is Not Part of the Plan Commentary on America's changing attitude toward certain groups and ideas.
Tattered-American-Flag, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 20, 2021
America the Corrupt An opinion piece on the state of affairs in America, and they're not good.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 20, 2021
What's In A Name, Part II Continues satirical re-naming of well-known politicians and media personalities.
Best Army Photos 1, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2014
US Recipe For Getting Into Wars: Repeat as Necessary opinion piece on the history of US wars of aggression and how the formula for creating a climate for the large scale slaughter of innocents includes inciting Americans to hate and fear an ever-elusive "enemy."
Knives Out, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 5, 2020
Silly Film Olympics, Part IV: Ready or Not and Knives Out Review of two silly, but nicely subversive films. Both explore the idea of the traditional family, with hilarious results.
Russia Collusion Lie, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 2, 2021
War of the Roses, Act III Analysis of the political turmoil that exists between the two ruling parties, the House of Dems and the House of Reps. War of the Roses, American style.
Governor Abbott, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 11, 2021
Governor Abbott's Rape Crusade A call to enforce Texas Governor Abbott's abortion ban with the creation of a "Select Committee on Eliminating Rape in America."
Dice, From Uploaded
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 31, 2020
Roll the Dice An opinion about the up-coming presidential election.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2016
Let it Play Out Obama plays golf while water protectors are attacked at Standing Rock.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 20, 2014
Triangulating the Base Opinion piece on the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, and how we got there.
Covington Catholic, From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2019
Apologia Cum Catholic Satire on the transformation of the Covington neo-catholics from racist punks into media darlings by a right-wing PR machine.
Vote Here, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 29, 2016
"Woopsy Daisy" Not This Time! It appears some people actually are above the law. Or, as Bill the Butcher might say, "woopsy daisy!"
Richard Nixon, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 6, 2020
Pardon Me? A Case for Upholding the Law An opinion piece arguing the US should begin to uphold the law, in particular when it involves high crimes by high ranking officials.
Resist Corporate Democrats, From Uploaded
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2020
It's Already Started Opinion piece on corporate Democrats and the President-elect's Cabinet choices.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 1, 2021
What's in a Name, Part III A third article satirically renaming a handful of well-known individuals.
2021 Good Luck, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2021
2021 New Year's Resolutions An article addressing several practical resolutions for the new year, including watching less TV and fewer silly films.

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