‘Short Term 12’ Hits Home

If you have ever worked with kids, and you appreciate their age, you know that they teach you more than you can possibly teach them. The big up (though it rarely feels like it, for reasons I’ll get into in a bit) is that, as an adult, you get to…have to…are charged with working in…

Mother America: ‘Think of Me’

By the time Angela Jerome, played sans sentimentality by Lauren Ambrose, says the title line, most viewers will probably have lost all compassion for her as a human being. As the protagonist, her role is that of decision-maker: she does things and what she does is often a helpless mess. All of the general sympathy…