It's been a while since someone offered Griffin Dunne the chance to be the star of a movie. Or at least one that he wanted to star in. So when Justin Schwarz approached him with The Discoverers, Dunne was ready to say yes -- and is glad he did.
Though killing off a darling is a great storytelling device, storytellers need to think very carefully about it. If done well, it builds an emotional connection between audiences and characters. If done poorly, it becomes the proverbial bridge too far.
The witch hunt that tore down Sunanda Pushkar, is now focused on Mehr Tarar. The Twittersphere is full of hateful vengeance against her, populous in both countries succumbing to garden-variety pettiness, vindictiveness, hate and hysteria.
Naturally, some film and television is better than others, and some shouldn't be nominated but are, and others aren't nominated when they should. It's all insane, but let's talk about it because it's fun!