HOUSE OF CARDS: The Gospel According to Francis Underwood — Part I

(Note: this piece contains no season two spoilers.) Francis Underwood is the main character of the Netflix original series House of Cards. Francis is the Democrat House Majority Whip, and a consummate politician. When he is passed over as Secretary of State, he decides to rain hellfire on Washington and amass as much power in himself as possible. In Francis’s world, everything is about power and control. Religion is no different. It is nothing more than another means to an end. In House of Cards, the Gospel of Jesus, which…

Review | Mitt – Netflix

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This behind-the-scenes documentary from director Greg Whiteley is full of the quiet moments on a campaign. It’s not a political war-room look; it’s more of a slice-of-life in the Romney family while Mitt runs in the 2008 and 2012 elections. There’s a scene early on where the director asks son Josh Romney his candid thoughts on the campaign. He talks about how people can complain about how no one good runs, but then points out how hard it is to run. “This is why,” he says. He obviously loves his…