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Redemption Is Possible, for Countries and Kids

 

Films about race and racism can be important. They’re also difficult to make. Witness Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, which failed last year to convince moviegoers and award voters. Now, 2017 has been a better year for the genre. The dark and brilliant satire/suspense/horror/social commentary Get Out — it is not easy to categorize […]

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America Needs a New Sexual Revolution

 

Matt Walsh said it correctly: “America Is Full Of Deviants. Maybe We Really Shouldn’t Have Tossed Out Sexual Morality.” He’s right, we shouldn’t have. The Sexual Revolution is a war everyone lost. Maybe it’s time for a new one. It’s not like the sexual depravity rolling out of Hollywood and across America is something new. It’s […]

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A Need for Vengeance

 

Frances McDormand is a force. It’s something in the actress’s voice, her eyes, her sense of humor and her quiet charisma. Look at her, engage with her character, and you are off on a trip. That’s certainly true for her role in Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri, a weird, wild, very good movie written and […]

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They Mock What They Don’t Understand

 

Another day, another mass shooting. And another heartless leftist mocking the faithful. In addition to death and taxes, these days you can also count on the occasional senseless mass homicide and a sacrilegious reaction to said homicide by a growing cartel of far-left actors, journalists, and politicians. This time the shooting was in Sutherland Springs, […]

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Out Of Control

 

Let us understand who Devin Patrick Kelley was. He was a high school loser whose classmates, reached after Kelley’s mortifying killing spree in a Baptist church southeast of San Antonio, roundly slammed him as an unhinged misfit. Kelley was a militant atheist who regaled his Facebook friends with anti-Christian bigotry so intense that many parted […]

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Hooray for Hollywood

 

Washington What does Donald Trump have that former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, TV newsman Mark Halperin, and actor Kevin Spacey don’t? A job. All four men have been the subject of multiple accusations that they sexually harassed their subordinates. Many of the accounts go back decades. Some involve predatory assaults to which the accuser did […]

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Some of the Young Embrace God and Country

 

Growing up with a Protestant minister for a father, I learned very little about Catholicism. I knew Christianity — the Dutch-reformed kind. Catholics? We didn’t like them and, supposedly, we weren’t like them. Now some of my best friends are Catholics. But as I write about a deeply Catholic film I know that I know […]

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Does Ben Stiller Do Satire?

 

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller), the hero of Mike White’s Brad’s Status, is a prig of the first water, which should be apparent to anyone not already a part, as he is, of the cozy little world of the media, “non-profits” (and especially the non-profit media), academe and Hollywood. But like many if not most prigs, […]

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I’m Harvey Weinstein, and I’m Here to Help You

 

“Hey, baby, wanna make a movie?” As pickup lines go, it’s as clichéd as it is creepy — less blunt than Al Czervik’s “Wanna make $14 the hard way?” but not quite as nuanced as Ron Burgundy’s “I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal” — let alone S. […]

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How to Look at Important Historical Men

 

Before I talk about the drama Marshall, a moment to catch up on a film that has been in theaters for a week. Loving Vincent tells a crime story of sorts about the death of my Dutch compatriot, the painter Vincent van Gogh, in a small French village in 1890. It is not the most […]

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