Tag Archives: Kerry Washington

Cars 3

FROM THIS MOMENT, EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE.  When Lightning McQueen crashes during a race with a cocky, younger talent, he starts fearing retirement but tries to find his way back at a new racing center, and with a new, annoyingly enthusiastic trainer. The third film reconnects with the original in several ways. Beautifully designed in 3D, … Continue reading Cars 3

Confirmation

IT ONLY TAKES ONE VOICE TO CHANGE HISTORY. In 1991, President Bush nominates Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) for the Supreme Court, but a law professor (Kerry Washington) steps forward, claiming that Thomas sexually harassed her. The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas controversy is an epic he said-she said story where we still don’t know which one of … Continue reading Confirmation

Mother and Child

A thorough and moving examination of the bond between mothers and children, exemplified by three stories. We meet a middle-aged woman (Annette Bening) who’s never been able to move past giving up her newborn daughter when she was 14; a career-oriented business lawyer (Naomi Watts) whose life’s about to change; and a woman (Kerry Washington) … Continue reading Mother and Child

Django Unchained

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF VENGEANCE.   In 1858, a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) buys a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), and makes a deal with him: if Django helps him identify three wanted brothers, he’s a free man. With Quentin Tarantino, you know what you’re getting – this unashamedly blood-soaked, overlong spaghetti Western … Continue reading Django Unchained

Last King of Scotland: Doctor to a Dictator

CHARMING. MAGNETIC. MURDEROUS.  A few years ago I read a book called “State of Blood”, a depiction of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin’s murderous regime, that had been published while Amin was still in power. The author was his former Minister of Health, Henry Kyemba, who had realized just how dangerous and insane his boss was … Continue reading Last King of Scotland: Doctor to a Dictator