Brutal, necessary watch for all who want to understand why America operates with impunity re its horrendous treatment of Black people. Incisive and shocking, moreso now than when it debuted in 2016.
A marvelous, funny, deeply moving biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her rise as a legal champion of women’s rights in the 1970s to her ascension as a Supreme Court justice and social-media hero “Notorious RBG.”
The filmmaker presents a standup-comedy case for Hillary Clinton for president, not as a fan of Clinton but as a patriot worried about the state of America.
A protagonist who revels in the sheer cynicism of her job gets a sentimental redemption out of nowhere; Sandra Bullock’s comedic chops are undercut by it.
I think it’s especially mysterious when we think back on how optimistic the 90s were in a many ways, certainly compared to the despair of today.
We’re due for 90s nostalgia… but I have no idea what that should look like. I figured it was just because I’m old enough to remember the 90s as an adult, but other feel the same way…
Plus: Pirates of the Caribbean for Dummies; The Hangover and the rise of the jokeless comedy; HuffPo employees fleeing…
Bill Clinton just shot a cameo for The Hangover 2 in Bangkok in — I’m guessing here — a scene in which a joke about what does or does not constitute sex will occur in the presence of an underage prostitute who may or may not be female. Can anything top this?
Larry King Live is dead. Long live Larry King Live… without Larry King? Larry King has announced that his long-running (25 years) talk show on CNN will end sometime this fall, because the 77-year-old wants to spend time with his kids going to their Little League games. Seriously. Most men of his age are going … more…
Listen carefully, because this is something I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard me say before, and chances are excellent that I will never say it again: This is one of the greatest romantic dramedies ever made.