2 items from 2016
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 20, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This drama-thriller TV series is set in the Florida Keys and revolves around the Rayburn family..
Robert (Sam Shepard) and Sally (Sissy Spacek) own and run a beachside hotel, Rayburn House, in this beautiful location. Sally is delighted to see her eldest son, black sheep Danny (Ben Mendelsohn), when he returns home for a celebration to honor his parents.
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Even though it takes place in the post-Civil War wintery West, The Hateful Eight discusses many issues we as a society are coming to terms with as we step into 2016. Quentin Tarantino’s third foray into revisionist history (following Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained) is his most biting and politically-charged film yet. Mirroring the racial issues that are unfortunately (still) far too common in today’s society feels appropriate and worthy of applause – especially in a major film coming from such a popular director. Samuel L. Jackson’s character Major Marquise Warren brings to light racial tension in an early scene with a former Confederate soldier turned lawman. Feeling squeamish about the direction of the conversation, the hate-fueled soon-to-be sheriff dismisses this talk by saying, “you were the one that started talking politics.” Hearing him describe it as “politics” feels almost too real. Dismissing a human rights issue as a »
- Michael Haffner
2 items from 2016
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