It is refreshing to see the Academy buck the outrage culture crying over “inequality,” and it is a delight to see films we all loved get recognition in a circle that seemed to have been shrinking around more unpopular films each year.
In ‘Hustlers,’ Jennifer Lopez transformed into a difficult character, masterfully conveying layers of class tension and womanhood that less capable actresses wouldn’t have grasped.
On Sunday, for the first time ever, I watched the Golden Globes. I learned that it’s all about the outfits. Especially the really bad ones.
From bubblegum bops like ‘Call Me Maybe’ to grittier songs like ‘Ho Hey’ to the SoundCloud stylings of ‘Old Town Road,’ the 2010s were packed with memorable pop music.
‘Hustlers’ is stimulating, but for reasons that have little to do with stripping. It’s a class commentary at heart, and a surprisingly neutral one.
When telling the stories that lead to real and comprehensive change in the fight against addiction, the culture and the media need to do better.
Patricia Arquette railed against wage gaps in her Oscar speech. They don’t actually exist in the real world. But they do in Hollywood (and the White House).
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