Culture

Media Unhinged by Trump’s Letter to Pelosi

Members of the media described President Donald Trump’s letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on the eve of the House’s impeachment vote as “absolutely unhinged,” “ranting screed of rage,” and “crazy town.”

Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’

Taika Waititi puts whimsy to good use in what may be the year's best film

If there's anything worse than whimsy, I haven't encountered it. Fine—murder is worse than whimsy. But only just a little. Which is why I avoided seeing Jojo Rabbit, a new movie written and directed by the New Zealander who made Thor: Ragnarok. His name is Taika Waititi, though he was known as Taika Cohen (his Jewish mother's last name) until he decided to take his Maori father's surname.

Why ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Flopped

You may not have noticed, but movies no longer open on Fridays; almost all major releases begin their runs in theaters with a 7 p.m. showing on Thursday. This meant that Sony Pictures knew by the time midnight rolled around on November 14, only five hours after its first showings, that they had a monumental turkey on their hands with the new version of Charlie’s Angels.

Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

A buddy movie of the old school

Ford v FerrariI’ve praised Once Upon a Time and The Irishman here, so now let me heap praise on the bracing, exciting, brilliantly executed Ford v Ferrari—the best sports movie in memory.