Monthly Archives December 2017

Netflix Weekly: MUDBOUND

I felt anger almost immediately after the credits started rolling for Mudbound, though it was not due to the film’s quality. As of this writing, I’m grateful that some good is rising out of the ashes that was the garbage fire year of 2017, for myself personally and the world. The climate’s changing, steadily and slowly. I guess the anger I felt is that we as a species are so stubborn to advance ourselves, and hatred and racism are not only still a force, they also found a vessel in one of the highest powers on the planet. I’m not
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LADY BIRD in the Time of Chaos

At first glance, the decision to set Lady Bird in 2002-2003 seems like little more than an autobiographical flourish on the part of writer-director Greta Gerwig. Gerwig herself came of age during the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, so it makes perfect sense that this would be her frame of reference in depicting the coming of age of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she makes her way through her senior year of high school. As Boyhood depicted with its 12 year stretch through a similar time period, fashion and culture have not especially changed in this decade, with
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