“Mission: Impossible—Fallout” Is Basically a Two-and-a-Half Hour Making-of Sequence

In his 1846 essay “The Present Age,” Søren Kierkegaard decried the widespread tendency of the time—which he summed up as an age “without passion”—to “transform daring and enthusiasm into a feat of skill.” I’m not sure that these observations apply to the modern public at large, but they certainly account in significant measure for the peculiar critical acclaim that “Mission: Impossible—Fallout,” written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, has been garnering. The film—the sixth in the “Mission: Impossible” series—is intelligently made,

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Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv emerges as conservative role model, Second Amendment champion

Conservative champion: Kyle Kashuv has defended the Second Amendment after surviving a deadly school shooting.  (Fox News) Parkland tragedy survivor Kyle Kashuv has emerged as a role model for young conservatives across the country — and it was never more evident than this week, when he helped plan the largest-ever high school conservative conference.  Kashuv — a staunch defender of the Second Amendment — played a key role in the Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit, which was held

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What to Stream This Weekend: Three Action Movies

“The Flame and the Arrow” Photograph from Warner Bros. / Sunset Boulevard / Corbis / Getty Tom Cruise famously does much of his own stunt work in “Mission: Impossible—Fallout,” but the reality of his exertions hardly shows; other films, classic and recent, do a better job of revealing their actors’ authentic physical effort and athletic artistry. Before Burt Lancaster was an actor, he was a circus performer—a trapeze artist—and he put those skills on flamboyant display in the 1950 swashbuckler

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Trump to award Medal of Honor to fallen Air Force sergeant: White House

Technical Sgt. John Chapman enlisted in the Air Force in September 1985 as an information systems operator.  (Air Force) The White House announced Friday that Technical Sgt. John Chapman, who lost his life in Afghanistan in 2002 and is credited with saving the lives of his fellow teammates, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Trump next month. Trump will present the award posthumously to Chapman’s wife, Valerie Nessel, and his family on August 22, making him the

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