Here at Balladeer’s Blog I like to save up my lists about highlights of the year until after the year is officially completed. Here’s a look at the most truly irreverent and iconoclastic pieces of work from the year just past. The number one entry will shock you.
5. THE WORLD’S A STAGE – Yes, I know this film was not the most daring of things, but that’s why it’s in last place on the list. The World’s A Stage still went where other movies fail to go in this age of celebrity worship. Actors in a popular political drama let their roles go to their heads and begin putting on airs as if they are as authoritative as the characters they play.
The foolish voters actually think the actors and actresses must have real gravitas and elect them to high office with hilariously disastrous results. The idiocy of taking shallow, uninformed and emotionally unstable celebrities seriously when it comes to complex real-world issues is magnificently lampooned in this comedy. Think Aristophanes or Eupolis but in a 21st Century setting. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2014/02/26/movie-review-the-worlds-a-stage-2014/
4. AGENTS OF I.S.L.A.M. – This television series was like the flip side of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The title organization, I.S.L.A.M. (Intolerant Savages Loathing All Modernity) were violent practitioners of a blood-soaked religion which was never named on the show. Various fan theories developed over what religion was being criticized by the program. Ben Affleck insisted it must be Christianity, which he described as “deadlier than the Bubonic Plague”.
The television series depicted agents of I.S.L.A.M. roaming the world and beheading people, mutilating the genitals of women, slitting the throats of infants and countless other acts of random violence against innocent human beings. This was the must-see show of 2014 but the creative team behind the program better stop being so coy in 2015 and finally reveal what religion the show is referring to. FOR MY FULL-LENGTH REVIEW CLICK HERE: https://glitternight.com/2014/07/02/new-television-series-agents-of-i-s-l-a-m/ Continue reading