D.R. Tucker


Moore’s the Pity: The Failure of Fahrenheit 11/9

I guess this is what you call losing the popular vote: Fahrenheit 11/9 limped to an eighth-place finish in North America with $3.1 million from 1,719 theaters. Pre-release tracking had suggested at least $5 million-$6 million. Moore’s satirical, anti-Trump film marks the first release from Tom Ortenberg’s new company, Briarcliff. (Ortenberg worked with Moore on… Read more »

Unicorns. Fairies. Dragons. Moderate Republicans. What Do These All Have in Common?

Anyone who was surprised wasn’t paying attention. The endorsement of Donald Trump ally Geoff Diehl —the character who’s trying to unseat Senator Elizabeth Warren—by alleged moderate Republican and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker was as predictable as the outcome of former UFC star Ronda Rousey’s WWE matches. Party loyalty is thicker than water, and the idea… Read more »

Post-Florence, The Fourth Estate Must Expand Its Climate Coverage

Once the water recedes, the excuses must recede as well. After the devastation and death wrought by Hurricane Florence, American print, broadcast and cable media outlets have a journalistic obligation to expand its coverage of the existential crisis of human-caused climate change. No longer can we tolerate having extensive coverage of extreme weather without that… Read more »