Thursday, December 1, 2022
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo Is Alternately Dazzling and Aggravating

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Bardo Is Alternately Dazzling and Aggravating

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All the world claims to love a grand, ambitious filmmaker—but not really. There’s something in us that makes us more likely to root for the underdog director, the one who makes an intimate film that quietly wows us, than for the one who announces his filmmaking genius with the subtlety of a flare gun. Enter
How Spirited Continues a Long Legacy of Christmas Carol Adaptations

How Spirited Continues a Long Legacy of Christmas Carol Adaptations

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Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) is a media consultant who sells the public whatever image his client wants, unbothered by the pesky truth. He’s also being haunted by a series of ghosts—and he’s not having it. Mid-haunting, he interrupts the floating corpse of Jacob Marley (Patrick Page). “I’m so sorry,” Briggs interjects. “I’m stuck on the
A Donkey’s Inner Life Reveals Itself in Jerzy Skolimowsky’s Tender, Glorious EO

A Donkey’s Inner Life Reveals Itself in Jerzy Skolimowsky’s Tender, Glorious EO

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Like a mistreated starlet, nature often gets a bum deal in the movies. When the light is good, you can always just turn the camera on it and make a pretty picture. But it takes a great deal of care—your eyes need to learn to listen, perhaps, to all that’s in front of them—to capture
The Inspection‘s Jeremy Pope on His Path from Stage to Screen—and Back to Broadway

The Inspection‘s Jeremy Pope on His Path from Stage to Screen—and Back to Broadway

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Jeremy Pope is in great spirits for someone who has been flying back and forth between Los Angeles and New York City. The actor has been doing press for his new movie, The Inspection—a semi-autobiographical film based on the life of writer-director Elegance Bratton and his relationship with his homophobic mother, played by Gabrielle Union—and
The White House Is Pushing Congress to Rein in Big Tech Before the GOP Takes Over the House

The White House Is Pushing Congress to Rein in Big Tech Before the GOP...

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With only a few weeks left to pass two high-profile antitrust bills targeting Big Tech, the White House is privately pushing the offices of the Democratic leaders in Congress to pass the legislative package during the lame duck session, according to sources familiar with the matter. In private meetings with the staffs of Senate Majority
Climate Protesters Are Throwing Soup at Art. A Brooklyn Psychologist Is Behind It

Climate Protesters Are Throwing Soup at Art. A Brooklyn Psychologist Is Behind It

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The plan was to do something illegal, but no one among the two-dozen climate protesters assembled in a courtyard in Midtown Manhattan would tell me exactly what. Extinction Rebellion organizers were coming through the small crowd, asking who was “red role,” meaning that they were willing to be arrested. Someone else handed out cookies. Protesters
How Luna Came Full Circle From K-pop Idol to Playing One on Broadway

How Luna Came Full Circle From K-pop Idol to Playing One on Broadway

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You almost can’t recognize Luna when she appears in an early scene of KPOP on Broadway. The Korean singer has swapped out the luscious blonde locks from a prior musical number for brown hair styled with thick, straight-across bangs, and replaced the exquisite costume she wore just minutes before with a plain dress and old-fashioned
Trump’s Presidential Run Shouldn’t Deter Merrick Garland

Trump’s Presidential Run Shouldn’t Deter Merrick Garland

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The confetti had barely been swept away from the midterm election celebrations when Donald Trump announced that he would be running for president again in 2024. His candidacy raises a natural question—what happens now to the federal investigations into his conduct? The Department of Justice is investigating Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack
FTX Is a Bigger Mess Than Enron, New CEO Says, Calling It “Unprecedented”

FTX Is a Bigger Mess Than Enron, New CEO Says, Calling It “Unprecedented”

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NEW YORK — The man who had to clean up the mess at Enron says the situation at FTX is even worse, describing what he calls a “complete failure” of corporate control. The filing by John Ray III, the new CEO of the bankrupt cryptocurrency firm, lays out a damning description of FTX’s operations under
Pelosi Announces She Is Stepping Down From Leadership But Keeping Her House Seat

Pelosi Announces She Is Stepping Down From Leadership But Keeping Her House Seat

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has led Democrats in the House for two decades, announced Thursday that she would remain in Congress next year, but would step down from leadership. “No matter what title you all, my colleagues, have bestowed on me, speaker, leader, whip, there is no greater official honor for me than to stand