Matt Damon in The Martian

Lost and Found

Unexpected bliss from interplanetary angst.

Oct 19, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 06 • By JOHN PODHORETZ


Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Funny or Die

If you don’t see this movie—well, you know what happens.

Oct 12, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 05

Johnny Depp, Mary Klug at home

Tiny Caesar

Any ways left to make mobster-monsters interesting?

Oct 5, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 04

Rick Springfield, Meryl Streep

AARP Rocker

Breathing new life into a very old story.

Sep 21, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 02

Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr., Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins

Attitude Adjustment

The irresistible rise of gangsta rap.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01

Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton in The Gift

Gem of Discomfort

The return of the classic thriller.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Robert Frost speaks with Dartmouth students (1947).

Another Op’nin, Another Show

But is anyone noticing?

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust

Mission Improbable

The increasingly unwilling suspension of disbelief.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Auteur, Auteur

Amy Schumer benefits from Judd Apatow’s formula.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Paul Dano as the young Brian Wilson

Genius Is Pain

But there are fewer laurels for craftsmanship.

Jul 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43

Anger, Disgust, Joy, Fear, Sadness

Bland Exterior

Inside Riley Anderson is the better place to be.

Jul 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 42

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Monster Mash

The dinosaur quality of a blockbuster franchise.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40

Melissa McCarthy

Company Gal

Not for the first time, the star outshines the movie.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39

Blythe Danner

Blythe Spirit

The heart and soul of a late revelation.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38

Mad Max

Max Redux

The first postapocalyptic vision remains the best.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35

Marvel people

Comic Opera

When the superheroes join forces, it’s time to head for the hills.

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34

Ronit Elkabetz

Immovable Force

The camera as chronicler of marital deadlock.

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Alicia Vikander

Mind Over Matter

A robot by any other name .  .  .

Apr 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Adam Driver, Ben Stiller

The Second Life

A comic bridge across the generation gap.

Apr 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

Apr 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

The Hit Parade

Liam Neeson in action is worth watching. But for how long?

Mar 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

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