There’s an inevitability to Marriage Story, a feeling of something like gravity: all-encompassing and firm, easy to forget it’s there as it slowly repels instead of attracts. Perhaps it’s due to director Noah Baumbach’s intimate direction and script, which, despite its wrenching subject matter, plays like a rom-com. There’s sharp dialogue, rich with double entendre and implied history, that’s delivered with an energy that makes it a real shame that it’s in the service of people falling apart, not coming together. Lines layer on top of and under one another, delivered with the easy rhythm of people who know each other intimately. The camera gets close, and we get to see them look at each other in ways that words fail to describe. At the start of Marriage Story, the relationship is already over. Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) Barber are seeing a mediator sometime after their decision to separate, expressing a desire to … [Read more...] about Marriage Story brings rom-com energy to the agony of divorce
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What goes around, comes around. Call it karma or call it something non-religious, but the value of justice is inherent to being human. We all like to believe that those who do something bad will get the comeuppance they so richly deserve. And sometimes, we get to see it in action.Smartphones, security cameras, and other devices are always recording life around us. They capture moments that would have gone untold otherwise. But now that there’s footage, the internet wants to share. It goes under different monikers, like “instant karma” and “justice porn”, but the theme is the same: a wrongdoer getting punished.1. /r/InstantKarma (Web): Videos and GIFs of Sweet JusticeWhile the Instant Karma sub-reddit is for both good and bad stories, it’s overwhelmingly filled with the bad kind. It’s exclusively about images, which means there are no text stories for you to read here. See photos, GIFs, or videos of a miscreant being served justice on a … [Read more...] about Satisfying Stories of Instant Justice & Revenge Fill These 5 Sites
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Avengers: Endgame pretty much did it all this year. It yoinked Avatar's title as biggest box office earner of all time and was hailed as so special it "elevated the genre." The superhero movie to end all superhero movies, it tied the knot on 22 Marvel films that filled 11 years with some of the biggest blockbusters on the planet.So what's next? What can Marvel possibly follow up with after seemingly concluding the story of the original Avengers?Aside from embarking on a very serious Oscars campaign, Marvel is looking at some upheaval. And in 2020, its movie lineup may lead to some big changes.In 2020, The New Mutants, Black Widow and The Eternals will rocket out of the MCU. Two of those are ensembles; The New Mutants led by Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, and The Eternals, fronted by Angelina Jolie. Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson, is a prequel that fleshes out the spy's Russian origins.Pair those with DC's two superhero movies in 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 and Birds of … [Read more...] about In the wake of Avengers: Endgame, 2020 is the year of female superhero movies