Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Monster Mash

The dinosaur quality of a blockbuster franchise.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By JOHN PODHORETZ


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

Will we ever grow weary of this?

Doomsday Machine

Moviegoing heads for the exit

Mar 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Will Smith, Margot Robbie

The Long Con

How much longer for pleasant, diversionary cinema?

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26


Is Hollywood Racist?

It depends on which Hollywood you’re talking about

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Virtue Rewarded

Including the virtue of keeping a straight face

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

Movie Magic

A musical love story finds its medium

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova

Crime of Punishment

A grim, epic allegory of Putin’s Russia

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Kyle Gallner, Bradley Cooper

Ennobled, Unnerving

One man, one war, and the cost of service

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum

Hero as Victim

Is the Alan Turing seen here the Alan Turing who was?

Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

King in Stone

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Beyond the Lights Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

A Star Is Born

By any measure, you won’t forget Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Christian Bale

Exodus, Stage Left

The biblical saga gets an up-to-the-minute adaptation

Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

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