In the vast silence and through the many pauses in action, Fang reminds us that all art is a series of choices. She succeeds in turning down the volume on the world, making us lean forward and listen close. To slow down, to pay attention, and to find virtue in that peace.
If Boys State is a microcosm of our political system (the lack of girls notwithstanding), of the youth participating in it and their dedication to the cause, have so, so, so much hope.
Little Voice is the sweet, hopeful antidote to our current moment.
‘Shirley’ imagines the unconventional woman as societal terrorist, capable of profound, delectable corruption.
‘Carnival Row’ is the television equivalent of word vomit. The intention is there, but the product is hasty, jumbled, and confusing.
‘Yesterday’ knows exactly how charming it is and goddamnit is it fun.
That McCarthy plays Israel with the fearful distrust of an abused dog creates a distinct relationship between viewer and subject: she’s a protagonist that begs to be sympathized with but doesn’t command it.
It’s tempting to believe that the post-Weinstein revelations would yield semi-immediate results, given the fervor with which the court of public opinion rendered their verdict against those men. But then a film like “The Wife” comes along.
Catching up on three weeks’ worth of watching! New movies, old TV, revolutionary comedy, and more.
Don’t ever say marketing doesn’t work, because an Instagram ad for this show got me. It was an animation, where … More