Mitt

“Mitt” and the Myth of the Apolitical Campaign Film

There is probably an incisive political documentary that could have been made from the footage that was shot for Mitt, but it’s certainly not this one. The behind-the-scenes doc about Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns eschews politics and policy almost completely, instead focusing its narrow gaze on Romney the loving husband, father of five, and…

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A Rare Flaw Dooms “August: Osage County”

The dysfunctional family drama is practically a genre unto itself (I’m sure Netflix has a micro-genre for it), and August: Osage County sticks to its tropes. In fact, when you hear the plot, you’ll feel like you’ve already seen it: A dysfunctional family comes together in the home of its matriarch for a weekend of simmering…