The good folks at Audible were kind enough to pass along a brief snippet of the audiobook for The Free State of Jones: Mississippi’s Longest Civil War, which is narrated by one of the film’s stars, Mahershala Ali. In it, he sets the scene for one of the film’s subplots, about a man in 1948 who has been charged with miscegenation despite appearing white. Here’s the clip:
Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon—and you’ll surely know that this is Nicolas Winding Refn’s movie, as Nicolas Winding Refn’s name is prominent in the credits and Nicolas Winding Refn’s monogram appears on the title card—feels less like a narrative feature than an almost-two-hour-long music video.
If you’re one of the 99.8 percent of people who don’t watch C-SPAN or one of the 98.6 percent of people who pay no attention to Politics Twitter, you probably missed the fact that House Democrats are throwing a giant hissy fit on the floor of the House of Representatives because the GOP won’t call a vote on a bill that would allow nameless bureaucrats to restrict peoples’ rights with no due process protections whatsoever.
You also missed the emergence of a great American hero:
Brian Abrams was kind enough to send over his latest Kindle Single, “Die Hard: An Oral History.” It’s quite short (should take you an hour to read, maybe less) and filled with interesting tidbits (like producer Joel Silver putting steak and lobster on the craft services table since everyone was working long hours and he …
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