Reviewing John Wick, a film bound to be this fall’s sleeper hit
This movie is friggin’ awesome and you’d be doing yourself a disservice by NOT seeing it.
However, since that’d make for a crummy review, I’ll throw you a little bit of personal history. A week before my viewing of John Wick, my dog of 13 years passed away. If there was any way I could be more emotionally raw, I cannot picture it. So imagine my utter cathartic delight as the titular character systematically cuts through the ranks of the Russian Mafia in the name of avenging his unjustly fallen canine companion.
Kudos to Keanu Reeves here. He inhabits John Wick so completely that you have no choice but to accept this character as utterly real. This man is a coiled spring of laser-focused rage and witnessing him unleashed upon his prey is a sight unlike many in recent memory. As good as Reeves is though, no man is an island and in service of his performance he is surrounded by one of the more stellar supporting casts this year. There’s Michael Nyqvist as deliriously entertaining main villain, Willem Dafoe as an older hitman, Ian McShane as the (seemingly) even tempered owner of a high-class hotel, and a not immediately recognizable David Patrick Kelly stealing EVERY short scene he’s in. This movie is spoiled with interesting players.
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In the midst of all the typical bluster and explosions of the moviegoing experience, sometimes you need the palate-cleansing of a small movie about a man surgically dismantling the Russian Mob because they killed his dog.
Don’t miss this movie, y’all.
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the struggle of being a woman of color in the media
LISTEN THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE ARTICLE IS ABOUT WOMEN IN TV AND THESE FUCKERS MADE MINDY KALING’S COVER BLACK AND WHITE THEY WHITEWASHED A BROWN GIRL IM SO TICKED
To help humanize the overwhelming statistics, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and senior staff photographer at Getty Images, John Moore, visited an Ebola treatment center of the organization, Doctors Without Borders in Paynesville, Liberia. At the treatment center, survivors spoke about the brothers, sisters, husbands and wives they lost due to the disease. They also spoke of recovery, stigmas they continue to face in their villages and renewed hope.