Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.
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(”Green Book” is briefly mentioned in this.)
So much to cover this week. So let’s dive in with some nasty news about the device many of you are probably using to read these words right now: your phone. If you’ve ever wondered how dirty it is—as in, how much bacteria calls your precious smartphone home—the answer is really dirty. In fact, experts […]
The Substandard on Green Book, Italian Accents, and Vic's Picks
In this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Green Book—Sonny shares his disdain while Vic lavishes praise. JVL and Sonny ask Vic if there's any movie he doesn't like. Sonny and Vic do their worst Italian impressions. Vic takes questions about his recent gout flare up.
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Green Book Review/Discussion: The Truth Behind The Best Picture Meltdown
I honestly didn't have a dog in Sunday night's fight for best picture or the Academy Awards in general. Hollywood pretty much ignored the film I believed deserved the award recognition which was Leave No Trace. Despite it being amazing, there was no progressive angle to the film and that is the only thing the Hollywood cared about...progressive politics.
On this special micro episode of the Sub-Beacon, the gang discusses last night's Oscars. Green Book (and Sonny—or is it JVL?) was the big winner. What other surprises did the show have in store for us?
“Green Book” just won three Golden Globe awards and appears to be slated for more accolades to come. The movie is “based on the true story” of African American musician Don Shirley, who toured the South in during the Civil Rights-era. He was driven by “bigoted” mobster Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, who comes to understand the horrors of racism and redeem himself (in neo-liberal terms). The movie was directed by Peter Farrelly, who has made a living ridiculing the mentally...
From The Forward: Not a good year for movies, so not a good year for Jews in the movie business. I should go back and look at older Forward articles like this, but this might be the worst year for Jews in movies in the last century. On the bright side ... Rachel Weisz is,...
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