Posts tagged First Man
The Best and Worst of the 2019 Oscars

In lieu of our usual Week in Review feature this week, we’re recapping the 91st Academy Awards of last night. Snubs and surprises, the best and the worst, there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to this year’s Oscars. After a tumultuous lead-up with not insignificant amounts of controversy and backtracking, the ceremony proceeded with no host and a few other changes to its program. How did they effect the biggest night in Hollywood? Let’s find out.

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The Curious Case of First Man

Un-American. Treasonous. Racist. Sexist. Instead of describing the next embarrassing farce of the current American political landscape, this incendiary hyperbole is being used to characterize an innocuous Neil Armstrong biopic as one of the worst things to ever happen in Hollywood. Immune from neither the right nor the left, Damien Chazelle’s First Man is a strange casualty of today’s outrage culture, an ugly trend that is slowly suffocating productive discourse in favor of holier-than-thou fist-waving. Empathy and meaningful dialogue are dying, and the current zeitgeist has spoken in the voice of an absurd motto: if you’re not mad about everything, then you don’t care about anything.

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