Nobody wants to deal with war and its effects.
The world’s not what I thought it would be. — Shadow In the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s strangely insightful view of American life, lore, and faith, things get insightful and… strange. For anyone who has ever read a Gaiman work, or seen one of the film adaptations (Stardust, Coraline, Mirrormask), the over-the-top exploration of… [Read More]
Star Wars Rebels is entering its final season, and although it will last only a total of four seasons, the show isn’t ending because it has been bad but rather because the timeline calls for it. Now approaching the Rogue One timeline, Rebels from the onset has been a great placeholder in giving us a… [Read More]
i am *so* psyched for Stranger Things 2 like, *psyched* psyched i want more mystery, more stylish 80s homage, more dope soundtrack, way more Eleven; i want #justiceforbarb, Eggos ate raw, Winona Ryder everything, coffee and contemplation honestly, who can deny that the whole Stranger Things thing – like much of what it lovingly calls back to… [Read More]
Most of us have never found ourselves in a position where our freedom has been compromised to the point where we’ve had truly had to suffer.
In a time when people were famous just for being famous, a young boy’s father writes a book with him as a character. Soon, the whole world wants to know and meet the “real” Christopher Robin. Goodbye Christopher Robin is the story of the writing of the Winnie-the-Pooh books and how the success of those books impacted the young son of the author, A. A. Milne.
There have been a number of films dealing with veterans coming home with PTSD and related issues. Some of those have been about women who have served in combat. Usually such films try to give us some sense of the trauma that happens in battle. . . . But Blood Stripe never shows us what Our Sergeant has gone through.
The Meyerowitz family has spent their lives talking past each other. How can they find ways to say the important things that must be said? Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) is a comic, yet painful look at a family that must struggle to get past a lifetime of the barriers they have built between each other.
Before Thurgood Marshall was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, he was a lawyer for the NAACP assigned to defend Joseph Spell against the charges of rape and attempted murder of a white woman. In Marshall, director Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Django Unchained) sets up Chadwick Boseman (42, Black Panther) and Josh Gad (Frozen, Murder… [Read More]
Chris Rock is a funny man, but as tends to happen with funny people, if you peel back their onstage exterior, you find pain underneath. In Everybody Hates Chris, Rock’s teenage years end up played out through the lens of a CBS sitcom that touches on moments from Rock’s past, his experience, and the funny moments… [Read More]