Author

Boyhood (2014)

Real Time Passing

Not so mad about the boy, but the premise is promising

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

 

Elysium

Mad Matt

Smile, or something, when you say ‘dystopian.’

Aug 26, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 47

Pod

Feminine Mistake

The high cost, and sweet rewards, of Woody Allen’s vision of women.

Aug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45

Liam James

Time Travelers

A sharp, 1980s-style comedy set in 2013.

Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44

Is Hollywood Broken?

The problem is bigger than one ‘legendary flop.’

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

Zombies scaling the wall .  .  .

Zombies in the Mineshaft

There’s a message here, but what is it?

Jul 8, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 41

Superman’s Choice

Superman’s Choice

Less powerful than a locomotive, but more meaningful.

Jul 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 40

sony

Ultra Life

From Israel, a transcendent vision of marriage.

Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37

Pine district pictures

Girl, Uninterrupted

A landmark in cinematic self-love.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36

Gatsby

A Greater Gatsby

This cinematic version works, old sport.

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Marvel Studios

Characters Count

An infinite number of explosions gets you only so far.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

The Rock, Mark Wahlberg

Idiot’s Delight

The ‘American dream’ survives an armed assault.

May 13, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 33

42

Jackie, Oh

A great story yields a not-so-great film version.

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32

Derek Cianfrance

Epic Lite

Impressive intentions yield less-than-impressive results

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31

James McAvoy

If Memory Serves

Familiar premise (art heist) meets tired device (amnesia).

Apr 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 30

hopscotch films

Diamonds in the Rough

A sweet sideshow in South Vietnam.

Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29

Spring Breakers

Trip to Nowhere

‘The dark heart of shiftless American youth’ just got darker.

Apr 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 28

James Franco

Under the Rainbow

A charming 20th-century fairy tale gets the crass treatment.

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana

If the Slipper Fits

Cinderella gets the update she deserves.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

Gael García Bernal in ‘No’

Resounding Yes

From Chile, of all places, a political movie that works.

Mar 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 25

Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards'

I See Nothing

The busy life, and the busier television schedule, call for desperate measures.

Mar 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 24

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