I have now returned to work to pour pints to people who tell me that Coronavirus is a myth. Yippie. I guess that means my lockdown is over. However, for all of you still stuck with your bottoms on sofas, here is some inspiration for what to switch on that screen you’ve been ogling for […]
“Just Mercy” reminds us of the inherent worth of all human beings and that we are all more than our worst misdeed. It pleads for justice but also for mercy and unmerited grace. And if you’re going to pour the moralizing on a little thick, that seems like a pretty good lesson to double down on.
Could another filmmaker have told this story with more nuance? Almost certainly. Would it have been better? I’m not sure. In telling the stories of serial abusers like Ailes, nuance can feel a little bit like using kid gloves. Sometimes, you need to scream these stories from the rooftops in order to get your point across. That’s what “Bombshell” does. And it works.
While it’s not quite bad enough to make you long for the bad old days of “jiggle TV,” it’s also hard to shake the feeling that the old “Angels,” as offensive as it was, was at least a little more fun than this.
As disposable as the film is, it’s hard to completely denigrate a film that has this much willingness to make you chuckle. Laughter is good medicine, especially right now, and Bautista and company dispense it with ease.
Even as the impossibilities of the plot swirl around them like a gathering storm, Oyelowo and Reid stand firm as the film’s emotional anchors.
By depicting the brutality of the Soviet regime, Holland reminds us of the value of human life and of the press, and how the latter has an integral role in preserving the former.
It makes you feel so … embarrassed and ashamed: At the foot of Mount Rushmore’s granite monument to his presidential forebears, President Trump on Friday delivered a dark speech ahead of Independence Day in which he sought to exploit the nation’s racial and social divisions and rally supporters around a law-and-order message that has become…
Enjoy your cookout, movie night, fireworks or whatever else you are doing safely on this 4th of July. There is a lot to think about this year. Email
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “Hotter than the 4th of July”? Ice tea on standby: Coronavirus. Massive unemployment. Murder hornets. Saharan dust… How could 2020 get any worse, you might ask. With record-breaking scorching heat. That’s how. Meteorologists on Tuesday revealed that July could bring unusually hot temperatures for more than two-thirds of the […]