Pretty much everything that can be done within the medium of television had been done by 1970. The variety show, the family drama, the crime
These are the two themes that coalesce while reading Command and Control: 1) The nuclear arms race was pure madness and 2) it’s incredible that there was never an accidental detonation.
Robin Olds was of another time. As a warrior, as a pilot, and even as a man. One gets the sense that he was born
Can a loss be so deep a person cannot climb out of its hole? Can a heart be so broken as to never heal completely? Turning these questions over in one’s mind is not a pleasant preoccupation and in leading viewers to do so, Manchester by the Sea is a brutal film.
“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.” This reference encapsulates the impossibility of winning a counterinsurgency war. It’s a lesson all Americans
So much of American art and culture feels fake. A more sophisticated term might be elitist. Every once in a while, though, something slips through the cracks.