Breaking the Christmas Movie Canon

There are so many films about Christmas that aren’t on everyone’s seasonal rotation. Here are some picks for an alternative Christmas movie list that shake up the usual holiday fare. Perhaps you shouldn’t watch them with your family.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

This video, like all of my work, is made possible by my very generous patrons on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren

Sins. Cinema. | Brows Held High

An assessment of one of the most popular forms of film criticism on this tube of ours. Ding. Meta Commentary Cliché.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Special thanks to Laura Crone as the voice of Susan Sontag. You can follow her work here: https://www.youtube.com/c/LauraCrone

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kylekallgrenbhh

The Name of The Rose By That Guy Who Wrote The Fascism Essay Everyone Uses | Brows Held High

We’re all kinda getting the Ur-Fascism essay wrong. A look at the book and movie that made Umberto Eco famous might be illuminating. Chapters:

00:00 Intro
03:10 Il Nome Della Rosa
19:51 Semiotics, or, Can’t You Read The Signs?
34:07 A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose Is
53:52 Outro

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kylekallgrenbhh
Also Ko-Fi is A Thing That Exists: https://ko-fi.com/kylekallgren

Brows Beat Down: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (REVIEW)

Film Brain and Kyle join forces to smite this atrocious adaptation of the Alan Moore graphic novel. This is originally from 2012, but it fits right after Kyle’s video on the comics.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmBrain
Ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/filmbrain

THE League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Video | Brows Held High

Kyle sits down and rattle off the top of his head everything he knows about The Most Ambitious Crossover Ever Made About Mostly UK Stuff. Chapters:

00:00 There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable people…
07:46 Volume 1
18:45 Volume 2
29:04 Black Dossier
46:18 Volume 3 – Century
1:07:03 The Nemo Trilogy
1:12:48 Volume 4 – The Tempest
1:33:58 Final Thoughts

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren
Follow Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Also Ko-Fi is A Thing That Exists: https://ko-fi.com/kylekallgren

STARSHIP TROOPERS, Part 3: KALLGREN | Brows Held High

ANOTHER BUG HUNT, BOYS! READ THE WARNINGS CAUSE THIS IS AS REAL AS IT’S EVER GONNA GET! This is the third of a three part series.

CHAPTER MARKERS
00:00 PART 3, KALLGREN
1:24:27 EPILOGUE

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Follow me on Twitter IF YOU DARE: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren
Also Ko-Fi is A Thing That Exists: https://ko-fi.com/kylekallgren

STARSHIP TROOPERS, Part 2: VERHOEVEN | Brows Held High

ALRIGHT YOU SORRY APES, THIS IS MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER LIKE TO KNOW! This is the second of a three part series. The chapters:

00:00 Those Are The Maggots!
02:21 Don’t! Look! NOW!
03:13 The Complete Verhoeven Filmography (1960-2016)
29:02 Every Verhoeven Story Ever
31:14 Dat is Te Gek
35:22 Gedogen and Gezelligheid
39:55 The Poldermodel
43:31 Doe Normaal, Dat Wel Gek Genoeg Is
47:55 Paul Verhoeven, Theologian
52:21 The American Jesus
57:23 Reichskommissariat Niederlande
1:04:51 What Does Fascism Look Like?
1:09:41 Dutch Uncle, Dutch Courage, Dutch Directness
1:13:25 The Brilliance of Wanting To Know More
1:16:24 Paul, It’s About Bugs.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Support Kyle on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren
Also Ko-Fi is A Thing That Exists: https://ko-fi.com/kylekallgren

STARSHIP TROOPERS, Part 1: HEINLEIN | Brows Held High

LISTEN UP YOU APES! This is the first of a three part series. It’s about young men and women fighting giant bugs – and by the way, they’re fascists. The chapters:

00:00 Everyone Drops
04:41 Lazarus Long and The Competent Man
13:59 Space Marines, Command and Control
20:34 History and Moral Philosophy
26:16 By His Bootstraps — All You Zombies
29:34 Boy’s Life – Be Prepared
31:44 Mobile Infantry and Fleet Don’t Mix
38:06 1-2-3-4-I Love Marine Corps
46:52 Who Does Not Get Citizenship?
49:46 “Juan” Rico
54:09 This Pompous Fraud, Karl Marx
59:02 There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Life
1:04:53 A Martian Pronunciation Guide
1:08:00 End Credits

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

CORRECTIONS:

  • Heinlein’s Navy isn’t all female, the positions of starship pilot were prioritized for women.
  • during the lead-in to the Fanon part I say “Juan Rico” when I meant to refer to Ramon Magsaysay-likely the inspiration for the character
  • I fail to mention that the 3rd act of Stranger in a Strange Land is about Smith founding a sex cult
  • I also don’t mention the 2nd alien race from the book, The Skinnies, because they seemed pretty irrelevant to the topic
  • I didn’t show enough of Michael’s cats. So sorry.

More information to follow. DISMISSED.

Triumph of the Will, or, “Yes, You Might Be a Fascist” | Cinema Antifa

PSST! Hey you! Wanna know how to spot fascism in action?

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Support Kyle on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren

Casablanca | Cinema Ant1fa

The fundamental things apply. Life to Not-Fasc1sm.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Support Kyle on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren

Nostalghia Critique

Kyle Kallgren – a mildly immature look at movies and movie-related nonsense. A reflection on cinema, self, and other nonsense.

Click here to display content from YouTube.
Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyleKallgren
Support Kyle on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/KKallgren