President Nixon’s spectre hangs heavy in the film and his name is almost whispered, like a Brylcreemed Voldemort.
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For a country dispirited by our current presidential administration, “The Post” is a Frank Capra-esque feel-good throwback and a stark, “All The President’s Men”-like reminder of what’s at stake when a president attempts to circumvent the U.S. Constitution.
For those of us old enough to remember watching the original in movie theaters 40 years ago, there’s an emotionally wrenching reunion near the end of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that will likely leave you awash in tears. In a way, director Rian Johnson’s entire thrilling two hour and 32 minute addition to the […]
Tonight on TCM, Lee Grant Recalls Life on Hollywood’s Blacklist: ‘They Thought I Would Turn In Someone I Loved’
As someone who lived through one attack on democracy in the United States, Oscar-winning actress Lee Grant says she experienced déjà vu awakening to learn the results of the 2016 presidential election. In 1952, just as she had earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for the film noir classic “Detective Story” starring opposite Kirk Douglas, […]
From the moment she bursts through the door in her red and black leather bustier, blue eye shadow and spider web fishnets as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Atlanta actress Kiona D. Reese rules the gender-bending Out Front Theatre production of “The Rocky Horror Show”currently playing on stage in West Midtown. The Birmingham-Southern College graduate has […]
In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared homosexuals “a threat to security” and ordered all gay and lesbian government employees fired. At the height of the Cold War and Red Scare, Eisenhower believed (without a single case being discovered or prosecuted) closeted homosexuals could be compromised into acting as spies for the country’s enemies. The […]
Writing a novel is supposed to be a solitary experience. Well, unless you’re “The Weight of Sound” author and former Uncle Green/3 Lb. Thrill drummer Peter McDade, who ended up collaborating with nearly 30 people to bring his rock universe to life. Thanks to McDade’s publisher Wampus Multimedia, readers who purchase the novel will also […]
Peter McDade’s not-so-salacious past came back to haunt him last year in his Georgia State University classroom after he announced he was canceling Friday’s class. When his students inquired about the unexpected day off, instead of concocting a cover story, McDade opted to go with the truth — his old band Uncle Green was playing […]
There’s a wonderfully illustrative scene early in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” when 15-year-old Peter Parker is in the hallway of the Midtown School of Science & Technology, wrestling with the do-gooder demands of his new superhero alter ego. “This is my chance to prove myself!” Peter exclaims to his equally nerdy best friend, Ned Leeds. “But,” Ned […]
At the height of Daryl Hall and John Oates’ reign of the pop charts in 1987, Oates received an ominous phone call from his accountant summoning him to Wall Street. In a wood paneled conference room, after selling 80 million records, touring the world for 20 years and creating videos that wallpapered MTV, John Oates […]