"I'm hoping that in the future, Senator Sanders will take time to speak to some of my constituents before he decides to sing the praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro," Shalala wrote. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders’ repeated praise of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro may spell 2020 doom for Democratic frontrunner
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"We will bring up is that the president of the United States is a pathological liar. And it is increasingly clear that many people just don't believe anything that he says. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders defends dictator Fidel Castro as ‘not that bad’ despite ex-Cuban leader’s horrific human rights abuses
Following Sanders' resounding win in the Nevada caucuses, Trump said there should be a "new Mueller report" into whether Russia was behind the result. … [Read more...] about Over-zealous intelligence official ‘exaggerated Russia’s efforts to get Trump re-elected in misleading briefing’
If The Descendants really does triumph over The Artist at the Oscars, this would be a tiny bit of a travesty, as it is not as powerful and bold as Payne's last three films, although it does have some very good moments, chiefly Clooney's confrontation with his angry and grieving father-in-law, played by Robert Forster (whom I would incidentally like to see in with an Oscar shout for best supporting actor). A stricter justice would surely have given best actor to Michael Fassbender for his leading role in Shame (no ambiguity about whether that film should go in drama or comedy) and though I am a massive fan of Jean Dujardin, part of me would have loved to see the Globe go to Brendan Gleeson for his role in John Michael McDonagh's superlative black comedy The Guard. … [Read more...] about Golden Globes 2012: Is The Artist’s awards momentum a dramatic comedy of errors?
Too easy, I know, so no prizes for naming William Holden and Peter Finch, here singing the electrifyingly literate dialogue that Paddy Chayefsky wrote for Network 32 years ago. Perhaps only Sybil the Soothsayer, the Howard Beale Show's mad Gypsy fortune teller, could have predicted how prescient Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet's movie would prove to be. As Joe Dante said recently in an interview, "Have you seen Network lately? It looks like a goddamn documentary now!" … [Read more...] about Prophet of the airwaves