At a moment when audiences are calling for better gender representation in cinema, director Céline Sciamma invents a historical romance centered on the female gaze. Peter Debruge, provided by Published 1:11 am CDT, Monday, May 20, 2019 Director: Céline SciammaWith: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria GolinoRunning time: Running time: 121 MIN. Director: Céline Sciamma With: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino Running time: Running time: 121 MIN. Photo: Cannes Film Festival Photo: Cannes Film Festival Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Director: Céline SciammaWith: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria GolinoRunning time: Running time: 121 MIN. Director: Céline … [Read more...] about Cannes Film Review: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’
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Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press Published 8:30 AM EDT May 9, 2019 A 3M environmental specialist, in a scathing resignation letter, accused company officials of being "unethical" and more "concerned with markets, legal defensibility and image over environmental safety" when it came to PFAS, the emerging contaminant causing a potential crisis throughout Michigan and the country. PFOS, one of 3M's chief PFAS products, "is the most insidious pollutant since PCB," Richard Purdy stated in his March 28, 1999, resignation letter, referring to a compound used in 3M's ScotchGard stain-protection product line, among other uses. "It is probably more damaging than PCB because it does not degrade, whereas PCB does; it is more toxic to wildlife," he stated, adding that PFOS's end point in the environment appeared to be plants and animals, not soil and sediment like PCB. "I have worked within the system to learn more about this chemical and to make … [Read more...] about 3M documents show company knew of PFAS dangers for decades
The Hate U Give is a film I really wish had received more attention upon its theatrical release. It received very positive reviews, and made enough of a showing at the box office to earn its budget back, but the film is clearly positioned as an awards contender and was never realistically made part of that conversation. And that’s a real shame, because I found the film to be such an important artifact of our time that I consider it one of the best films of 2018, a layered, character-driven narrative that speaks to one of the most important issues affecting our society today while demonstrating the seeds of hope planted in the film’s teenage target audience. The film opens on a family discussion around the dinner table. The family is black. The father (Russell Hornsby) details to a ten-year-old boy and nine-year-old girl the procedure for surviving an encounter with the police. Place your hands on the dashboard. Comply with everything the officer says. Don’t talk back. … [Read more...] about THE HATE U GIVE Blu-Ray Review: THUG LIFE
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 6:01 am By Michael O’Sullivan | Washington Post Like director Alfred Hitchcock and producer Stan Lee before him, M. Night Shyamalan has a habit of popping up in his films. His latest movie is no exception, with the film auteur making a cameo appearance in “Glass” as a customer at a home-security store. The brief scene is gently amusing, in a way that the writer-director is otherwise not, in this annoyingly self-referential – and self-indulgent – superhero story. But that’s where the comparisons to Hitchcock and Lee end. “Glass” is a movie so muddled and so meta that it not only seeks to remind you – implicitly, and every five minutes – how movies work, but it includes a character who explicitly comments upon the action. That character, played by Samuel L. Jackson, lends the film its title. Elijah Price, a devotee of comics … [Read more...] about Review: ‘Glass’ is a mess, and it’s also not very good
Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post Published 2:07 am PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows then-President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One. On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, Rice said she’ll decide after the midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020. Rice is weighing whether to try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, whose decision to support Brett Kavanaugh was key to his confirmation to the Supreme Court. less FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows then-President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One. On Sunday, ... more Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in … [Read more...] about Susan Rice’s son is a Trump-loving Republican. He says a Stanford classmate assaulted him at pro-Kavanaugh event.