I Believe… [The Search for Brilliance in a Dismal Time]
…that if there was concrete evidence of Donald Trump colluding with the Russian government to subvert the 2016 election, Robert Mueller would have indicted him. Belief in the conspiracy does not equal confirmation of it. If we hang our hat on the conspiracy, we will lose the White House again.
…that if I were a white man living in lower economic conditions in the state of Florida, I might hate us enough to vote for someone out of spite as well.
…that if you’re looking for the best Mexican food in town, follow the big Latino families.
…that I’d be more inclined to take children activists more seriously if I hadn’t spent a decade working with kids and a few years as a substitute teacher.
…that, in the Age of Hyperbole, perhaps it is a salve to give us some hope in the world, but the words masterpiece, brilliant, and cinematic genius are being thrown around for really good but hardly extraordinary films.