This is the level of writing in prestige television in its golden age: preemptive declarations of liberal grievances instead of a real plot.
For those seeking geeky protagonists, ’80s retro, and misfit adventure, here are a few movies that should tide you over until the end of October.
Are we just as racist and divided and barbaric as we were in Detroit, given recent events like Ferguson, Charlottesville, and Baltimore? Or have we made progress?
The film director throws out a lot of stereotypical views about conservative ideas, but deep down, he thinks and acts much like the rest of us.
The news of the Koch brothers’ passive involvement in ‘Wonder Woman’ presents a sticky wicket for liberal Hollywood and feminists alike.
If watching soldiers do their thing makes you feel unmanly, take that up with your conscience and local recruiter. Please stop projecting your insecurities onto the rest of us.
Women, Marie Claire implies, would never want to watch a gripping two-hour tale of everyday heroism amid the backdrop of a fight against looming totalitarianism.
The two countries Nolan calls home experienced political tumult during the filming of ‘Dunkirk,’ so it’s hard not to view the film through a political lens.
‘Dunkirk’ is not a war movie in the mold of ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘We Were Soldiers,’ or any of the hundreds of other war films that have come before it.
Unlike any other character in a long-running franchise, James Bond is a male fantasy figure. If you want a female British spy, don’t co-opt another that personifies masculinity.
In 2017, movie theaters have screened special 35mm showings, a publisher has released a coffee table art book, and the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray released last fall is still a bestseller.
I most enjoyed that Hollywood’s nod to girl power in ‘Cars 3’ represented reality, not Lightning McQueen being woke. Well, as much as anthropomorphic cars live in reality.
So, does the film do away with Uncle Ben’s nugget of wisdom, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’? No, it’s just softer in this film.
At times, it can almost seem ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is anti-human. Yet it really shows what is best, and worst, about humankind, and therefore defines it.
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.
Common Sense Media is one example of the progressive rush to save our children from sex. But they are shooting for the wrong goal.
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ affords the opportunity to compare Peter’s pursuit to wield super-powers responsibly with other, older heroes’ endeavors to do the same.
Both feature protagonists trying to purge themselves from a murderous past. But Raskolnikov and Baby find answers—and freedom—in different measures.
We all love to watch films about troubled human beings who struggle with their sin, and ultimately find redemption. Because ultimately, they offer us hope.
By the simple fact of making and continuing to make so much money, ‘Star Wars’ became the film everyone wanted to make again.
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