The 2017 top books list for iAt Editorial Board members.
From the big screen to the small screen, here is a look at some of the most interesting movies from 2017 that are worth watching.
“American Made” makes many points about government, drugs, and society, but one rings particularly true: that imperialistic nation-building has done little good and much harm for American citizens.
Star Wars’ popularity means—for better or for worse—that it’s one of the most well-known stories in human history. I’m only talking numbers: 7.5 billion people on Earth today, far more than any previous era. A fifth of them, which I think is a conservative estimate, are probably aware of Star Wars, a good portion of them having seen the movies and experienced the decades-long marketing hype.
All of this makes “Blade Runner 2049” sound like a movie of a thousand ideas. In fact, it is a movie only of recycled ideas, reminding me of a dozen films and videogames that it imitates.
This makes Beast Epic one of Iron & Wine’s most accessible albums. It’s not as eccentric as Beam’s most recent efforts and it’s more polished and has more sonic variety than his earliest work.