Holiday & The Family Stone: The Artless Implications of What Happens When The Sister You’re Not Dating Has It Going On

Ah, is there any more complex relationship than the one shared between sisters? Likely not. For, in contrast to the brother-brother or brother-sister permutation, there can be no greater source of deep-seated competition rooted in jealousy than the rapport that exists among deux soeurs–especially ones close enough in age to …

Anger Begets Anger & Then Some in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri–Especially If You See It Post-Golden Globes Win

Martin McDonagh, a longtime playwright who has been quoted as saying he possesses a “respect for the whole history of films and a slight disrespect for theatre,” proved himself immediately in the former category with his feature debut, In Bruges. Going from that to Seven Psychopaths (a Guy Ritchie-esque sort …

Simpler Times at the Golden Globes: Like When Elton John’s Boo Berated Madonna for Winning & Madonna Thanked Harvey Weinstein

It’s one of those non-secrets that we all agree not to acknowledge: that many a gay man holds a barely veiled contempt not just for women, but for powerful women, wanting in their own way to literally be them, but knowing they never can. Elton John is just one such …

NOW Meryl Feels Compelled to Speak on Sexual Harassment, And It’s Rather Kevin Spacey-esque in Its Deflection

In the face of continued pressure to actually express an opinion–largely thanks to Rose McGowan’s rampant and merciless shaming about actresses wearing black to the Golden Globes–Meryl Streep has at last decided to say something about misconduct in the industry that she’s long enjoyed the benefits of being a part …

The Divide Between American & European Views on Family Underlines All the Money in the World

An impressive feat in moviemaking alone for the quickness with which Ridley Scott was able to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer (a much more appropriate choice anyway) in the role of J. Paul Getty, All the Money in the World bears with it an overt statement about American values. …