ATTENTION: Podcast Panelists Wanted!

Testing Orthodoxy™ is looking for podcast panelists. If you have expertise or interest in politics, religion, science or philosophy, please email rev.seth.donovan@testingorthodoxy.com. TRIGGER WARNING: This PODCAST respects the indispensability of free speech, which is the mechanism for how a civil society finds common ground and settles problems. Nothing is censored and political correctness is not adhered [...]

Movie Review: Raw

      Raw, written and directed by Julia Ducournau in her feature film debut, is a French horror drama that defies genre conventions and oozes with transgressive sexual metaphors. The film tells the cannibalistic, coming-of-age story of a young veterinary student named Justine (played by Garance Marillier in a captivating performance), who transforms from a sheltered [...]

Movie Review: Terrifier

          Every now and then, I enjoy picking a random horror movie off of the iTunes new releases section and then watching it without knowing anything about the film. Tonight, I picked Terrifier, a quasi-sequel to the horror anthology film All Hallow's Eve, which was also written and directed by Damien Leone. The movie's simple, [...]

3 Reasons Why Movie Ratings Need to Die

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) was formed in 1922. For almost a hundred years, the MPAA's creative tyranny and censorship have plagued the film industry. It has compromised the artistic visions of thousands of directors in a silly effort to inform generations of lazy, ignorant parents. Today, a seventeen-year-old can join the army [...]

A Crisis of Faith – I: Sin

"Holy Shit!'" Diana screamed as she climaxed. Ian grabbed her hair and pulled her head back, tugging her chin up towards the ceiling. After thirty more seconds of unrestrained thrusts, he moaned softly and rested his face on her lower back. Almost immediately after he came, he began to kiss her backside; moving in concentric [...]

Movie Review: A Serbian Film

THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN LIMITED SPOILERS A Vulgar Display of Power Director Srđan Spasojević might have been a tad angry when he wrote and directed 2010's A Serbian Film. The artist's penchant for vulgarity seethes through the movie. He clearly wanted to create a film that would be the ultimate statement of transgressive art. While recent [...]

Movie Review: Inside (Á L’Intérieur)

THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN LIMITED SPOILERS Everything Sounds Better In French.I'm an unapologetic fan of the new wave of French Horror, also known as the French Extremity Movement. This wave of carnage that overtook the French film scene in the early 2000s has produced some of the finest horror films of the twenty-first century. The [...]