Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ Sears with the Drama of a Family’s Emotional Upheaval
An early scene of a raging forest fire becomes the overarching metaphor for Paul Dano's Wildlife, as a young man stands in the path of a different kind of destructive force.
‘The Best of Everything’ and ‘The Group’ Don’t Feel Defeatist for Women – They Feel Survivalist
We tend to err on the side of delusion for the sake of sanity. Rona Jaffe's The Best of Everything and Mary McCarthy's The Group, however, do not.
‘Til Death Do You Part: And Other Thoughts About Family
Annabelle Gurwitch's humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are, captures how one is forever in the thralls of the family -- no matter the form that family takes.
‘Loving’, An Urgent Work of Compelling Quietude
Loving is particularly resonant at a time when many in America may feel as if their own inherent rights are on shaky ground.
On Being Up a Creek with Only a Paddle
Love Is a Canoe is about how people in love will latch onto any floating bit of debris to salvage their sinking relationships.