Top Gun: Maverick is not, at its heart, a story about what one man can achieve. Instead, it's an exploration of whether Man even matters.
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No one really changes. But, Broadcast News asks, isn’t that kind of beautiful?
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t’s lowbrow. It’s juvenile. It’s crude; it’s course. It’s impulse, not intellect. It siphons its humor from someone else’s pain....
I am not a Carrie. I am not a Miranda or a Samantha or a Charlotte. I’m also not a...