The One I Love
Unabashedly entertaining at an efficient 91-minutes, "The One I Love" is an extremely confident first feature, with some really fun things to say about identity…
From: Paul J. Marasa, Galesburg, IL
I just read your Answer Man comments to the would-be reviewer who asked how much of one's politics should enter a review. Your answer is fine; what troubles me is how objective you were. The writer, James Frazer, described himself as a "somewhat politically conservative man" who "hated the film because [he] thought it was smugly left-wing and pompous in the extreme." "Good Night, and Good Luck" was "left-wing" to an "extreme"? Is there anybody left in America who remembers when one didn't have to be a "liberal" to think Joe McCarthy was a venal thug?
Are we so polarized, and so convinced that our values are under siege, that we duck-and-cover with aggressive either-or, for-against absolutes? If recognizing that the McCarthy era was a national embarrassment makes one "left-wing," then "left-wing" must mean "objective."
Elvis Costello was once able to sing, "I used to be disgusted, and now I try to be amused." I wish I could manage the latter.
White privilege, lived.
An FFC looks at the horrible situation in Ferguson, MO and what it says about where we are and where we're going.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
An examination and appreciation of one of Robin Williams' greatest films, "The Fisher King."