Tag: movie

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America cheer the news that the Clinton Global Initiative is shutting down.  They also sigh as more and more Democrats publicly state that Donald Trump is an illegitimate president.  And they unload on a reviewer who pans “Patriots Day” because a white male is the hero, the resilience of the Boston is presented as a good thing and police are the good guys.

The Accountant – A Movie in the Black

 

accountant-movieIt’s nice to pay for a movie and not be disappointed. I know that sounds odd, but in this day and age of Hollywood where more and more movies are created for foreign consumption, it is nice to be able to say it. Not only was I not disappointed–I actually enjoyed it.

I watched The Accountant starring Ben Affleck. Here are some more things to like. None of the characters are really unlikable, not even the bad guys. It doesn’t bash any group or take political shots—when it could. Even Ben Affleck’s character, a high functioning autistic, manages a small smile once in a while.

The plot twist is pretty good — clever and original. I won’t give it away, but you’ll like it. Hollywood moguls must have rejected this script 100 times until someone decided to treat the viewer like they had a brain. That or someone screwed up.

Member Post

 

Today I went to see a movie called Hyena Road. It was written and directed by Paul Gross, and stars him and Rossif Sutherland (brother of Kiefer and son of Donald).  The subject of this movie is the war in Afghanistan (if you need a content warning, there it is), specifically Canadian combat operations there. […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.

Member Post

 

I watched Tomorrowland over the weekend. Some impressive graphics and an OK story line but as you would expect with a George Clooney movie, it had message. And that message was, “Trust us. Trust the intellectuals, scientists, artists and know-it-all’s, and just do what we say. Only then can the world be safe.” None to […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Join Ricochet for Free.