Hollywood Is Addicted to Politics
Los Angeles — “Black Range Rover!” calls the parking valet at Soho House in West Hollywood, and a row of tanned and unlined and well-tended faces with practiced, thoughtful, I’m-listening-to-you-really-listening-not-just-waiting-for-my-turn-to-talk expressions on them pop up and prairie-dog over the tops …
Column: It’s Sexist That Ryan Gosling Thanked Eva Mendes for Taking Care of Their Family
According to a column in The Independent, Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes acceptance speech was “sexist” because he thanked his wife, Eva Mendes, for her hard work taking care of their family at home.
The author, Narjas Zatat, claims …
What Did Football Players or Mixed Martial Artists Ever Do to Streep?
One other note to add to the discussion of Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech, now that Armond White and David French have weighed in#…#
If your message is, “don’t make fun of disabled people,” fine. Trump insists he …
Meryl Streep Miscasts Herself
The critic Pauline Kael back in the Eighties drew a bead on the fantastically acclaimed Meryl Streep, observing that the actress “makes a career out of seeming to overcome being miscast.” That annoying habit of Steep’s was still evident …
When Hollywood Goes Liberal, It Goes Bankrupt
Not surprisingly, Hollywood has gone all in for Hillary Clinton during this election season. The Democratic party’s nominee has stood by smiling as celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyoncé offered expletive-laced performances and raised money for her campaign. …
Intolerance Is the Greatest Movie Ever Made
For many critics and scholars — myself among them — D. W. Griffith’s Intolerance is the greatest film ever made. A century later we are as close to its subject as we are distant from its art. Political specifics, …
Leo DiCaprio’s Dirty Dollars
Actor-playboy Leonardo DiCaprio walked away from a fender bender in the Hamptons this weekend without a scratch.
But the outspoken liberal should not escape unscathed from his train wreck of high-dollar financial dealings with donors and businessmen in one of …
Tonight’s L.A. Adventure, and Major Props to the L.A. Fire Department
It was about 2:30 a.m. in Hollywood, and I was in the Jack in the Box at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Ivar. (Betcha didn’t know I’m a highly sophisticated “foodie.”) I notice, sitting all by herself – …
Michael Moore: ‘Sexism’ in Hollywood Is a ‘Form of Apartheid’
According Michael Moore, the lack of female directors in Hollywood isn’t just kind of sexist but actually “a form of apartheid.”
During a Q&A session at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, Moore expressed absolute horror and …
Pyongyang Defeats Hollywood
No getting around it in today’s Jolt; the middle of the week turned deeply depressing, quickly. Besides the Cuba news, North Korea now enjoys veto power over what’s playing at your neighborhood movie theater:
Pyongyang Defeats Hollywood
Elsewhere in “Unconditional …
Reviewer Pans Patriots Day for Catering to ‘Jingoism’
In a review of Patriots Day on The Verge titled, “The Bizarro Big Business of Mark Wahlberg and National Tragedy,” Kaitlyn Tiffany struggles with the pressing question of why Americans like movies in which terrorists are portrayed as the bad …
The Golden Globes Are Why Donald Trump Is Not Going Anywhere
Last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered to give awards to people in Hollywood in front of other people from Hollywood — and it was the perfect example of the kind of self-serving ego-stroking trash that is going to …
Meryl Streep’s Speech Is Why the Left Wins
Last night, Meryl Streep gave an impassioned, five-minute political speech that encapsulated most of what I hate about Hollywood liberalism. Streep had just received the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, and she used the opportunity to launch …
When Entertainment Reporters Get Political
If you think liberal media bias is strictly an issue for the New York Times and the Washington Post, you haven’t looked at your average entertainment site lately.
Nearly every major Hollywood news site leans left. It has been …
Hollywood’s Pro-Democrat Hagiography Hits a New Low
Are you ready for yet another fictional dramatization of the life of a prominent Democrat?
Lifetime network is unveiling The Young Hillary Diaries, a light-hearted web series that depicts the young Hillary Rodham running for president of her high-school class …
Deepwater Horizon and Everyday Heroes
The climactic images of an American flag rippling against darkness and fire in the brilliant new film Deepwater Horizon recall many a war film, or indeed the writing of The Star Spangled Banner itself, near Fort McHenry as the War …
An Election-Night Note from ‘Hollyweird’
I think conservatives looking with dismay at tonight’s Trump landslide might be in the mood for reassurance, that they’re not the only ones who got a bit of a comeuppance today.
On Sunset Boulevard this afternoon, I saw …
John Kerry’s Ridiculous Trip to Hollywood
Oh, to have been at John Kerry’s meeting Tuesday with a dozen Hollywood executives at Universal Studios. To have sat in one of the cushy leather chairs beneath a vintage poster for The Phantom of the Opera, sipping bottled …
Michael Moore: American Griper
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
Michael Moore: American Griper
My friend Kurt Schlichter tears into two of the celebrities complaining about American Sniper:
Bloated nobody Michael Moore hated it. He announced, in a tweet dissing Kyle, a man whose boots …
Fake Standards In the Sony Hack
While stolen information from the Sony hack continues to fill editorial holes around the country, the theft of a reported 100 terabytes of information by criminals apparently working for the dictator Kim Jong-Un has raised two very important questions.
First, is …