starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson
written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan
by Walter Chaw SPOILER WARNING IN EFFECT. Glass is really only about two things, but they happen to be the two most urgent things we have to talk about in 2019. It's about gaslighting--how people in positions of power lie about plain fact until the truth becomes a political theory. And it's about a cabal of white elites interested in maintaining the status quo at any cost. Late in the picture, someone says they're not "for" right or wrong, just ten thousand more years of same. The correlation to entrenchment Democrats who are as driven by self-interest as entrenchment Republicans is spot-on and devastating. The reaction of the Establishment Left to someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez--who, after all, never says anything remotely controversial to the majority of Americans--reminds that Trump would never be President if it weren't for the complicity of an entire ossified system that is at the end also not interested in right or wrong, just same. This country is not red and blue, it's grey.