This Christian Bale-led biopic follows Dick Cheney’s rise from drunken miscreant to the most powerful man in the country. In this journey, family life, heart attacks, ethics, constitutional & international law prove to be no match to Cheney’s thirst for power.
This biopic follows Freddy Mercury’s (Rami Malek) journey from student to mega star as the lead singer of the band who wrote the song for which the movie is titled, Queen. Parental expectations, societal norms, and music industry standard practices are abandoned in Mercury’s mission to design and define not only his music, but his very being. In his quest, however, he risks his relationships, reputation, and health.
After attending a Kwame Ture speech undercover in the early 1970’s, rookie detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is emboldened to make contact with David Duke (Topher Grace), leader of the Ku Klux Klan, in order to infiltrate their organization. Since Stallworth, who is black, made contact with Duke over the phone, Phillip Zimmerman (his partner, played by Adam Driver) must physically appear at chapter meetings in his stead to properly execute his operation. While investigating their targets, and navigating nuanced racial tensions caused by Zimmerman’s Jewish heritage and Stallworth’s being a part of the racist Colorado Springs Police Department, the pair uncover a sinister plot.
Merch, New jokes (Polyamory, Loss), Emotional Availability, Learning & Teaching, Networking, Gratitude, Tiffany Haddish, Words of Wisdom, Cat news, R. Kelly, Bird Box Challenge, Gucci Gang, Barack on Billboard Charts, Ed Sheeren vs. Marvin Gaye collaborator, SAG Screener mail unveiling, Upcoming shows (and possible drama)… All that and (hopefully) Fido with slide thru at some point!
Award season has crept through and I’ve received my first screener, The Wife!
Very high emotional stakes in this film starring Glenn Close as the wife of a Nobel laureate (Jonathan Pryce) who, as a novelist, has depended on her for more than simply moral support. Their trip to Sweden to receive the honors is disrupted as an independent biographer’s (Christian Slater) research discoveries become accusations that threaten their family’s reputation.