But Mank isn’t here to talk about any of that. Not really. The writing of Citizen Kane is merely a framing device and a blatantly dishonest one that argues (falsely) Welles had almost nothing to do with writing Citizen Kane, that his shared screen-credit and Oscar-win were pure thievery. This is a lie, and you are hearing this from someone who is not a Welles enthusiast, who — other than Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), The Stranger (1946), and Touch of Evil (1958) — finds Welles’s directorial output stiff and distant. There’s no question Welles knew where to put a camera. The rest is lacking. … [Read more...] about ‘Mank’ Review: Forgettable, Over-Produced Piece of Fake News
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PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron, trying to rid France of what authorities call a “parallel society” of radical Muslims thriving outside the values of the nation, laid out a series of measures on Friday in a proposed law that would disrupt the education, finances and other means of indoctrination of the vulnerable. … [Read more...] about Macron to Target Islamist ‘Separatism’ in France
I’ve been wearing my Hokas to work almost daily since the start of the school year and honestly, I’m a changed woman. The Reebok Classics and Stan Smiths I wore before I found my Hokas looked cute with any outfit, but they were completely flat and my feet started hurting around lunch time making them no better than any pair of wedges or sandals I owned, despite them being sneakers. My Hokas, however, aren’t just extremely well-cushioned and supportive, they’re also the most lightweight shoe I’ve ever worn, often I forget I even have shoes on. The foam used in the sneakers creates a weightless feel while providing stability and taking stress away from my shins and ankles, allowing me to get through a whole day on my feet without feeling dragged down. My arches stay consistently secured and evenly supported, and best of all, the engineered mesh top allows for much needed breathability during a full day wear. The top is multi-layered to create airflow, … [Read more...] about Hoka One One’s Lightweight Sneakers Changed My Life and Saved My Arches
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The result of the Golden State’s election was never in question given its dark blue hue, and vote certification is often a quadrennial formality that never raises eyebrows, but the milestone for Biden this year comes as President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE launches an array of legal challenges to overturn the election results in key swing states before they are finalized in an effort to subvert Biden’s win. … [Read more...] about Biden officially clinches Electoral College votes with California certification