A torture-porn comedy about a murderous child molester sounds like an appallingly bad idea. But, says Kurt Loder, the Israeli film Big Bad Wolves is disturbing in a complex way, and it doesn't exploit its hideous subject for sicko laughs (the humor is generally unrelated to the atrocities, and tucked in around the edges of the story). On the other hand, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a Bourne movie without the showpiece action scenes, the quirky characters, or the carefully layered narrative.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
Brett Kavanaugh Faces a New Accusation in The New York Times, but the Alleged Victim Didn't Confirm It
Plus: Andrew Yang opts out of cancel culture, Andrew Cuomo wants to crack down on flavored e-cigarettes, and more...
Comedy, meet cancel culture
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks