Alexander Payne has spent the last 15 years making road movies about middle-aged (or just plain aged) white guys bewildered by their own shrinking existence. They range from Jack Nicholson’s widowed retiree in About Schmidt to Paul Giamatti’s sad sack divorcee in Sideways, from Bruce Dern’s delusional alcoholic in Nebraska to the hapless dad played by George Clooney in The Descendants. These are lost men with diminutive lives and modest narratives.
As the primary constituency that inflicted Donald Trump on the world, white working-class America has a lot to answer for. But as Trump’s presidency blunders into its second year, and we peek through the curtains like terrorized citizens of a western town overrun by outlaws, along comes a white working-class hero that we can root for—a woman named Mildred Hayes.
His books come out like clockwork. Every year on Sept. 1, Lee Child sits down to write another Jack Reacher novel, a ritual he’s observed for more than two decades. He starts writing without a plan, just a protagonist who treats his life as a blank page. A former military policeman with the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher is a homeless vigilante who roams America at random, without a suitcase or an itinerary, hopping buses and hitching rides, staying in cheap motels. His only luggage is a toothbrush.
Every year it's the most fun I have making anything: my annual @TFCA Awards montage—21 films loved by Toronto critics, squeezed into 7 min and scored with music from those films. I didn't have to search for a theme. The zeitgeist came through loud & clear http://torontofilmcritics.com/gala/
Every year it's the most fun I have making anything—my annual #TFCA awards montage (21 films loved by Toronto critics with music from those films, compressed into 7 min). Didn't have to search for a theme this time. The zeitgeist came through loud & clear http://torontofilmcritics.com/gala/
@mrRuimy Well, I’m glad someone noticed. @macleans didn’t want a list, because the year-end list, once assumed to be click bait, apparently doesn’t drive ratings. Maybe I’ll put the list in my head on FB. Or not. My #1 film: 3 Billboards
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Selecting a term
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