REVIEW: House of Gucci [2021]

Art, like beauty, has no price. The problem with dynasties—royal or otherwise—is that genius isn’t hereditary. At some point, someone had it. Either they led a country to victory or built a company from the ground up. Then ego ultimately takes over. Those founders and rulers believe their name and blood will be enough to see things through into the future. And they forget that everything they experienced to get to the top cannot be replicated in a vacuum. Not only will subsequent generations not have the same interests, but…

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REVIEW: Stillwater [2021]

Life is brutal. I’ll let Amanda Knox speak on the topic of consent where it comes to using another person’s trauma to sell your art and the refusal to realize how doing so inevitably destroys the hard work that person put in to fight for truth in the face of a ubiquitous media-fueled lie. Just know that my needing to mention it is all director Tom McCarthy‘s fault. He’s the one who brought up that Knox’s imprisonment for a crime she didn’t commit was the springboard for Stillwater. He’s the…

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