Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts to a reporter's question during a joint news conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 9, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
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While the focus on Trump and the Russia investigation may be good for Democrats, some liberal Democrats are saying it’s time to drop that focus and get back to the issues. Others are milking the controversy for all it’s worth.
Following James Comey’s testimony, a handful of columns were published comparing James Comey to a victim of sexual harassment. LA Times columnist Robin Abcarian says any working woman can identify with James Comey. She writes, “The former FBI director’s boss tried to seduce him. When the seduction failed, his boss fired him.”
Our critics review “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise; “Beatriz at Dinner,” with Salma Hayek playing an earthy therapist and healer, opposite John Lithgow’s conservative wealthy man; and “My Cousin Rachel,” based on a novel by Daphne du Maurier.
The new film “It Comes at Night” takes place in a remote house in the woods. People are being killed by a horrible unnamed plague. Joel Edgerton stars as the dad who’s trying to prevent his wife and teenage son from being infected.
Riley Keough and Griffin Robert Faulkner in "It Comes At Night."
(Photo by Eric McNatt, courtesy of A24)
Trey Edward Shults, writer and director of "It Comes At Night"
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