"'Joker' reflects political cowardice on the part of a filmmaker, and perhaps of a studio, in emptying out the specifics of the city’s modern history and current American politics so that the movie can be released as mere entertainment to viewers who are exasperated with the idea of movies being discussed in political terms—i.e., to Republicans...."
6 Oct 2019, 9:34 am
In the wake of Arthur’s killing spree, a public figure—Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen), a wealthy banker for whom Penny worked decades earlier, and who, of course, is the father of a boy named Bruce—speaks of killers such as Arthur as 'clowns.' This comment gives rise to a sudden mass movement of activists who dress like clowns and target the rich and the powerful. [read post]
New Zealand's Quake Approaches its One Year Anniversary - Understanding Business Interruption Claims
29 Jan 2012, 9:34 am
Brett Solvander, of the Insurance Council of New Zealand, said the quake highlighted the fact that a lot of businesses did not have adequate insurance. [read post]
11 May 2010, 3:18 am
On the boy’s side, Cullen had the biggest increase, likely attributable to the popular character Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” novels and movies. [read post]