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James Gunn and the cancel-culture

In yet another recent firing of a high-profile member of the entertainment industry, James Gunn has been booted by Disney as director for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. But this firing seems to be the most egregious, one ravelled up in so many layers, it all feels so precisely orchestrated.

Lookback on Lumet: The Anderson Tapes [1971]

Although this isn’t quite one of Lumet’s best (and certainly far from being his worse), it does feel like his most prescient, despite its formulaic nature, lack of character or thematic depth, and attention spent to simply being a fun heist thriller.