Four Thought-Provoking Films for Easter You Probably Haven’t Seen Yet
A couple of years ago, I asked my Twitter followers for help curating some high-quality, not kitschy, thought-provoking films. It’s a thread that surprised me when it blew up, but perhaps it shouldn’t have: we all know how hard it is to find entertainment that qualifies as art, let alone stands on its artistic merits rather than the soft-core pornography that floats most stuff on Netflix. From that thread, I’ve gathered together my favorite four, each of which is ripe fruit for thought and discussion.
Non-Woke Fiction Alert: Last Summer Boys
The debut novel of Pentagon speechwriter Bill Rivers, the story is set in the sweltering summer of 1968–amid the political and social chaos that presaged our own–observing a young boy’s efforts to save his brother from the Vietnam draft and his family homestead from crooked local politicians.
Halloween: Make Use of Your Fear
Some of our fears are unfounded; these should be faced and dismissed–ideally with laughter. Other fears demand greater attention; these can prompt useful action, or at least reflection. Halloween is a good time for sorting this out. Below are three movies and a book we recommend for this spooky season.