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The Crawleys followed up last week’s unexpected bloodbath by inviting a bunch of peasants into their home on Sunday’s Downton Abbey. (Spoiler alert: Things did not go smoothly.)
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The experience might not have been a total disaster if (1) any of the Crawley women were even remotely educated about the house’s history, and (2) if the Dowager Countess didn’t throw down her gauntlet with Cora in front of a bunch of poor people.
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“A man is more than his name” is the somewhat simplistic message of “Weiner,” a fly-on-the-wall account of scandal-plagued former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner’s failed 2013 bid to become mayor of New York. Filmmakers Josh Kriegman (a former Weiner aide) and Elyse Steinberg utilize their seemingly unfettered access to deliver a rollicking and never-dull insider’s view of a political campaign in crisis mode, but the most fascinating questions surrounding Weiner’s epic fall remain unanswered. Primarily of interest to political junkies, and utterly lacking in any kind of explosive revelations, “Weiner” should expect a modest turnout at theatrical polls this summer ahead of a Showtime premiere in October.
For anyone who doesn’t know the pun-ready headlines that accompanied Weiner’s initial fall from grace, the pic opens with a quick primer. After provocative selfies, sext messages and other illicit communications with various women were made public, he »
- Geoff Berkshire
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