Tag: Casey Affleck

Manchester By the Sea Wouldn’t Exist If Matt Damon Wasn’t Such a Nice Guy

It’s easy to mock Matt Damon right now. His new movie, The Great Wall, is the worst-reviewed of his career. Its lazy white savior narrative inspired the sarcastic #ThankYouMattDamon trend last week. The truly bizarre […]

Appreciating the Total, But Enjoyable Bullshit of The Golden Globes

Isabelle Huppert, nominated for her French film Elle and widely considered to be an also-ran up against Natalie Portman and Amy Adams, actually winning Best Actress-Drama? The Night Manager’s British stars Tom Hiddlestone and Hugh […]

Film Review: The Bleak Beauty of Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan’s bleak, moving portrayal of new grief piling itself upon deep-rooted anguish, exists in a perpetually cloudy and frigid setting. The titular town, comprised exclusively of somber colors, cannot help […]

Reflecting on the Casey Affleck-Nate Parker Controversy

Why do some Hollywood controversies stick while others seem to simply go away? More accurately, why do some white celebrities get away with things while black celebrities do not? Or is it really as simple […]

Film Review: The Finest Hours Is a Perfectly Fine 117 Minutes of Rescue Drama

The Finest Hours is the movie version of an inspirational poster. It is the type of film which will be broken down to its teachable moments about heroism and the power of the human spirit […]