Tag: Brad Pitt

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Writing on Oscar Movies

 

This was the year of Scorsese, even if only two people say so — the three-Oscar-winning writer-director-producer of the four-Oscar-winning Parasite, Bong Joon-ho — and me. Tarantino should have swept the Awards, but the Academy still desperately hopes that a sufficient number of sufficiently clever and sentimental auteurs will save cinema from the twin evils of Disney, perpetually snubbed, and Netflix, perpetually snubbed despite throwing hundreds of millions of dollars at winning a Best Picture Oscar.

Recent victorious auteurs include the insightful, but irresponsible enemy of liberalism Jordan Peele, the uninspired, sentimental Guillermo del Toro, his more insightful friend who’s absolutely clueless about the world we live in, Alejandro Inarritu — to say nothing of the other moralistic winners based on the hope that finally Hollywood will fix America’s race problems: Green Book, Moonlight, 12 years of slave…

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My husband and I both like sci-fi and went to see Ad Astra yesterday. It was showing in a small room, and only a handful of viewers were there. So I wondered whether it would be any good. Without giving much away, I would say that I enjoyed the plausible technological and political vision of […]

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There comes a time in most baseball seasons when a fan has to admit that his or her team is not going to Disneyland after that thrilling World Series win. Sometimes it’s after a playoff loss, but sometimes it’s right here in August. My team, the Oakland A’s, is last in their division, at the […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Brangelina, RIP

 

_91317428_gettyimages-495946574Finally, a story that might shake Election 2016 from the headlines:

It’s over. The world’s most famous couple (apart from Kim and Kanye) are no more. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt after two years of marriage, and more than a decade together.

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The Guardian, via the New York magazine, posted an article on the brilliant and well thought out analysis of a comedian, turned actor, turned producer, turned world philosopher and race relation expert named Chris Rock. A brief summation of his thoughts: More

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