Movies reviewed this week: The Columnist.
9/19/2021: The Columnist (2019): ***1/2
Just savage. Currently cuts a little bit close to home but I think I’d find Femke Boot pretty sympathetic under any circumstances. Katja Herbers is just about perfect in every moment.
There’s a lot to dig into here politically. I think the movie manages to target everyone without falling into the both sides trap. At the end of the day, the tbeory that we can just disagree politely comes from the person who snaps, after all; I don’t think you can take it as accurate. Dood’s hardly the voice of reason either, given that he’s admittedly using his caustic Internet persona for sales. Compare his early explanation of his approach to, well, any of the men Femke confronts.
“Just get off Twitter,” indeed.