Daily Archives: September 30, 2016

Movie Review: “The 13th” makes the “Prison Industrial Complex” argument on Netflix

The statistics are damning, the dots connect and the admissions — secretly recorded or otherwise admitted, are conclusive. There’s been a concerted effort to criminalize, incarcerate and stereotype black men as “super predators”, junkies and the like by opportunistic politicians, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “American Honey”

I had an editor early in my career who repeated her grandmother’s favorite oath any time the culture served up fresh evidence of the dire and depraved straits America was plunging into. “Fall of Rome. Fall of Rome.” It’s a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Masterminds” overthinks itself

The real “hillbilly heist” was funny enough, without a lot of Hollywood embellishment. A gang of rubes from rural N.C. robbed a Loomis Fargo armored truck storage facility safe of $17 million, and almost got away with it. They just … Continue reading

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