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‘Tolkien’ Paints Vivid Picture Of Writer’s Life, But Ignores His Faith

May 22, 2019 by

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By Monica Burke and Rachel del Guidice ~ The new movie depicting the life of writer, poet, and academic J.R.R. Tolkien is a refreshing display of the beauty of friendship and perseverance in adversity. Yet the film fundamentally disappoints by neglecting to include a defining element of Tolkien’s life—his Catholic faith. The film centers on […]

NYT Critic: Bonnie And Clyde Film ‘The Highwaymen’ ‘Vengeful, Murderous, Politically Terrifying’

April 7, 2019 by

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By Clay Waters ~ A new Netflix offering, The Highwaymen, is the story of the murderous 1930’s bank-robber duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, i.e. Bonnie and Clyde, transformed into pop legends in the influential 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. But there’s a twist: The tale is told from the other […]

A Brutal Revisitation Of Chappaquiddick

April 7, 2018 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ One measure of how old we’re getting is realizing how many voters today have no familiarity with the Chappaquiddick scandal. In July of 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge with a young woman inside and left the scene of the accident alone. Mary Jo Kopechne died, […]

Producer: ‘Powerful People’ Tried To Bury Film’s Expose Of Ted Kennedy

March 31, 2018 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ The producer and CEO behind a new film that bluntly exposes the drowning of Mary Joe Kopechne says “powerful people” tried to stop the Ted Kennedy expose from ever being released. Bryron Allen talked to Variety on Thursday and revealed: “There are some very powerful people who tried to put pressure […]

‘Chappaquiddick’ Depicts A Ted Kennedy Marked By Complexity And Guilt

March 22, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ History is filled with Democratic scandals that often provoke the reaction, “If a Republican had done that … ” Chappaquiddick is not such an example. The incident, in which Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., allowed 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne to drown while trapped in his Oldsmobile, likely belongs in its own […]

‘Chappaquiddick’ Film Critic: Mary Jo Was A ‘Me Too’ ‘Victim’ Of The Kennedys

March 1, 2018 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ In his Tuesday review of Chappaquiddick, film critic Roger Friedman called Mary Jo Kopechne, who died in July 1969 as a passenger in a car driven by Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, the “First #MeToo victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption.” He also speculated: “The Kennedys … may try to kill this film.” NewsBusters […]

‘Chappaquiddick’ Trailer Reveals Unsavory Ted Kennedy

December 23, 2017 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ “Moses had a temper but he never left a girl at the bottom of the Red Sea.” If anybody feared that the upcoming Chappaquiddick movie would be a whitewash of Ted Kennedy, the recently released trailer should disabuse them of that notion. Legal Insurrection describes the movie as the “portrait of a […]