It’s just such a great movie line and you can really see the scene, hear even the tone she says it in, see her face, from just that little bit of dialogue. It’s made for Meryl Streep. The book is just so well done and a great example of a young writer just absolutely exploding the genre of the memoir. The memoir, and retelling memories is already this flawed neurological system. You want to believe the author the whole time but you’re wondering if they’re telling you the truth. In Nobody Will Tell You This, you kind of know it’s not true, but also, you’re drawn into believing her every step of the way because in some ways, it kind of is true. … [Read more...] about Mike Birbiglia, Author of ‘The New One,’ Recommends Five Non-Celebrity Memoirs That’ll Make You Laugh and Cry
Television journalists have done their best to manufacture drama as conventions have declined into inconsequentiality — whether hyping fights over the platform (soon to be forgotten in its entirety after convention week) or potential revolts on the floor. (In 2008, there was talk that “Hillary dead-enders” might somehow upend Barack Obama’s celebration, but no such fisticuffs ever materialized.) Even the entertainment segments have a scant afterlife. Hillary Clinton recruited Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Paul Simon, and Meryl Streep to perform in 2016, but in the end they mattered no more than Trump’s celebrity posse of Scott Baio and the esteemed underwear model Antonio Sabato Jr. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Frantic Summer — Salesmanship or Mania?
"And then 'A League of Their Own comes' out and everyone says: ‘Now there’s going to be so many women’s sports movies!’ And five years go by ... It was a shock that absolutely nothing happened," Davis said. … [Read more...] about Geena Davis says ‘great roles were incredibly scarce’ after she turned 40
The principal risk the Post had that the Times did not was that the Post was in the middle of a public offering, which could be withdrawn because of the publication of the Pentagon Papers. This is the major premise of the movie because Mrs. Graham, as publisher, had to assume this risk. And it suggests it transformed her from a wobbly-kneed ingénue publisher to one who could withstand Watergate. This angle is a perfectly legitimate one on which to hang a drama. … [Read more...] about Spielberg’s ‘The Post’: Good Movie, Bad History