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.
Robert Caro’s legendary biography of the New York city planner and builder Robert Moses, The Power Broker, is not just an incredibly granular study of
You’re down. Like, really down. You don’t feel sad. In fact, you don’t feel much of anything. You can’t seem to get going in the
Superficially, Miss Sloane is a portrayal of the misadventures of a D.C. lobbyist, but you’d do better to more or less not pay attention to