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Leonard Wechsler

‘I’ On Culture

‘I’ ON CULTURE I was watching a wonderful old move, Dave, a classic of the early 1990s, and although I enjoyed it, I wound up feeling sad. In the film, Dave (Kevin Kline) is a regular guy who runs an employment agency in Georgetown with a side job impersonating the...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Wonder Woman 1984 is here and this was one movie I was really waiting for. The first of the films with the character was superb, one of the best of the genre — a brilliant origins picture. Now we would go to the 1980s! Unfortunately, the new movie...
‘I’ ON CULTURE This is the last column of 2020. The next one is out on the first day of 2021 and, frankly, I will be glad to be finished with this year. Who would have believed what a mess we’re been living through? There have been some gains. In those...
‘I’ ON CULTURE The new hit mini-series on Netflix The Queen’s Gambit is worth viewing. It is one of the best entries on that service this year. It is so well-done that it takes your breath away. Remember the old days when dramas were real, where characters actually had issues...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Looking around for anything amusing on TV, something I find necessary these days, I discovered a sitcom called The Unicorn. Wade (Walton Goggins) is a relatively recently widowed father of two who runs a fairly successful business. But his friends feel he is just marching in place,...
‘I’ ON CULTURE There’s a new word that’s being used now, digilante, which describes people who fight for their idea of justice through the internet. And like vigilantes of old, they can be fairly casual about the means used to achieve their goals. Vigilantism rightly has a bad reputation (think the...
‘I’ ON CULTURE For those who like well-written historical drama, I recommend Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. Since it was written by Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing, Sports Night and a nice group of well-done movies, it is hardly surprising that the dialogue is sharp, pointed and...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Netflix had presented us with a cute new movie, Enola Holmes. It focuses on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’s smarter young sister. For any among us who have actually read Arthur Conan Doyle’s works about the brilliant detective, and even most of the follow-up stories and books...
‘I’ ON CULTURE The movies are back! Let’s give, well, two cheers for the first big theatrical release, Tenet, from director Christopher Nolan. Movie fans have been drooling over this one since the first trailers came out. We were supposed to see it in April, but a pandemic got in...
‘I’ ON CULTURE Why do critics and audiences disagree on the quality of movies? Actually, they often do not. Most of the time critics and audiences are, to mix a metaphor, on the same page. Of course, every person has the right to an individual taste, and there are many...