What’s bad for the Oscars really is bad for America. Movies are far more important for our sense of right and wrong than we like to admit.
The millionaire lifestyle and its problems have caught up to Chris Rock, and it’s hard to find what he might have in common with people who play tamborine to his lead vocals.
Yes, America, this is a story about the legacy of black pride and the civil rights struggle after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The show, made after a series by British author Richard Morgan, is an indictment of a future where the wealthy are immortal through buying themselves new bodies.
Here we have a bunch of cowboys conducting ancient-style warfare with the help of space technology.
It is a serendipitous fact that O’Riordan is named Dolores, which means pain, because she put art into making suffering humane.
These are the best movies out of Hollywood this year. They are not happy stories, but they all testify to the importance of nobility in times when humanity seems in danger.
‘Christmas in Connecticut’ has not just fun and beauty to recommend it, but also a great range and serious insights into American society.
Why should America, by vocation and war a republic, love a show about the British monarchy? It is not merely the great success of the show, but the alternative, too, that we should consider.
The central conflict opposes loyalty in love to a dangerous individualism. Who would have thought that Hollywood would take on celebrity culture?
Comedy is not what it was, and neither is Jim Carrey, but he has emerged as the bane of Hollywood pretension and American celebrity worship.
Netflix can be happy that after duds like ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘The Defenders’ they’ve returned to something gritty that works without ridiculous fairy tales.
‘Tales from the Tour Bus’ is an animated series Mike Judge has produced for Cinemax, about the stars of country music from the ‘50s onward.
If you see the movie, you’ll see there is something amazing about how it helps a man grow up to learn he cannot get away with everything forever.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is when Spielberg switched from his early career, which was heavy on horror and terror, to the genial magician America has come to know and love.
The new Netflix-Marvel series asks interesting questions about human dignity, but falls into individualism and identity politics instead of answering them.
This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
The main characters in ‘Comrade Detective’ play enforcers for a totalitarian tyranny, but you cannot distinguish their lines from those of latter-day irate progressives.
In our post-therapeutic culture, we’ve become obsessed with evil, decay, and corruption. That’s why we love ‘Game of Thrones.’
This new ‘Spider-Man’ has none of the sweetness of the old comics or movies, none of the suffering—but all the gadgets and heroism audiences want.
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