Georgia's Trailblazing French-Born President Has an Uneven History With Russia

More than a few world power players had one name on their lips: Salome Zurabishvili. Elected in November with nearly 60 percent of the vote, the 66-year-old incoming president of Georgia was called upon Tuesday by everyone from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Already, the tug of war for […]

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Review: An Uneven but Delightfully Oddball Fairy Tale Adventure

Whatever algorithm it is through which modern Disney movies are made (young women whose smarts are demonstrated by a penchant for tinkering, a missing parent, dubious authority figures, a cast peppered with recognizable stars), it’s hit a high point with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Though the film occasionally descends into the same CGI […]

‘Tyrel’ Review: Jason Mitchell Headlines This Uneasy and Uneven Racial Drama [Sundance]

As a flurry of white snowflakes fall on a pitch-black sky, the word TYREL is superimposed over them in bold black font. It’s writer/director Sebastian Silva’s first attempt of many to underline the differences between this film’s black protagonist, played by Jason Mitchell (Mudbound, Straight Outta Compton), and the group of all-white bros he’s staying […]

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: As good as the uneven series will ever get

Enlarge / Sadly, Activision didn’t unlock an option in which you’re a human wearing a giant Crash costume, like in the old ads. Oh well. (credit: Activision / Vicarious Visions) Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gets about as much right as a game trilogy of this scope possibly could. A few uneven and unoptimized classic-game remasters […]

The Trouble With Trump’s Uneven Approach to Transparency

In January, Donald Trump and his lawyer Sheri Dillon held a press conference at which they laid out a plan for how the president would distance himself from his businesses. Among the steps they presented was a means to address concerns that foreign governments and leaders may attempt to curry favor with the president by […]