Movies have never really been simply escapist entertainment, and in this election year summer of electoral discontent, no less an authority than New York Times chief critic A.O. Scott recently identified the "grand, overarching themes" of this year’s blockbuster movies: "the problems of management and morale in the modern office." In "Even Superheroes Punch the Clock," Scott writes: "This summer, your local multiplex is home to an extended business seminar. There are sessions on crisis-management and how to deal with office romances ('Star Trek Beyond'), on office rivalries and mission-statement drafting ('Captain America: Civil War'), on start-ups ('Ghostbusters') and I.T. disasters ('Jason Bourne'). Every action movie is a workplace sitcom in disguise."
- DC Labor FilmFest Director Chris Garlock; read his complete post on the AFL-CIO Now blog