Knock Down the House is an important, if not inevitably self-serving, articulation of modern political optimism. Put aside your opinions for an hour and a half and appreciate the deep internal motivation it took for these women to persevere through their respective campaigns. It is a truly astounding achievement, and will be looked back on as a historical pivot in America’s political climate.
Nothing should be taken away from the choreography and execution of the action in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. These movies have been revolutionary in that area, and sometimes I really need to see a dude get his jaw dislocated and neck broken over the edge of a hardcover book. Sometimes I really need that. However, the deeper these movies get into the mythology of the world that they take place in, the more they seem to lose their…