EIGHTH GRADE

I would hate to be in eighth grade again, but I sure do love this film. Okay, so I have a predilection for little, slice-of-life dramas, but even so, Bo Burnham’s film Eighth Grade is a delight sure to please a broad audience.

Orange is The New Black Season 6

I hear a lot of grumbling among fans of my acquaintance that Orange is the New Black went off track after the first two seasons, and I couldn’t disagree more. It is only after establishing the characters and backstories that the series begins to explore important, systemic issues–privatization of prisons, intersectional oppression, institutional racism–and Season 6 continues …

ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

I’m itching to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Unfortunately, my only trip to the movies this week was to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and she had promised her husband that she’d see Won’t You Be My Neighbor with him. Sooooooo…we ended up at Always at the Carlyle. It’s not a particularly well-made documentary, more of a string …

WHO IS AMERICA?

I just finished watching the first episode of Sasha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series Who Is America? and laughed until it became too horrifying. The premise is familiar. Cohen assumes various characters so that he can interview people without tipping them off that they are part of a comedy sketch. Insights are few, but entertainment can …