Tightly scripted, a few stereotyped characters and a menacingly grizzly fraught Clint Eastwood character. Here the Gran Torino world exists. Have we ever seen Eastwood smile on screen in his last few outings? He's pissed off at the world he lives in and in this character study film, we want to know why. Eastwood's Walt … Continue reading Gran Torino (2008) A Grizzled View On Race And Growth
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can … Continue reading To Live For My Resume or Eulogy?