Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Auteur, Auteur

Amy Schumer benefits from Judd Apatow’s formula.

Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By JOHN PODHORETZ


Tom Cruise

Edge of Oblivion

For Tom Cruise, from top gun to second fiddle?

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Seth MacFarlane

‘Saddles’ Revisited

A parody of a spoof of a well-worn formula.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

twentieth century fox film corp.

One-Scene Wonder

The seventh installment of ‘X-Men’ poses a quandary.

Jun 9, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 37

Bryan Cranston

Godzilla sans Giggles

‘Less is more’ works for atomic monsters, too.

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36

Emjay Anthony, Jon Favreau

Tasty Metaphor

A ‘food-cart-as-spiritual-salvation’ idea that works.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35

Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton

Variation on a Theme

An old idea gets a surprisingly fresh treatment.

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33

Johnny Depp

Bullets Over Berkeley

Science fiction plus magic equals disaster.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Kevin Costner

At the Meh-vies

Nice enough, and all that, but worth the trouble?

Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31

Fear and Loathsome

Fear and Loathsome

The comic-book movie enters its Commie Age.

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30

Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

Flood the Zone

Noah meets the Book of Enoch, rock monsters, and a ravenous Eve.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29

Ralph Fiennes

Just Checking In

There’s a lot going on at the Grand Budapest, but to what end?

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28

Why They Filmed

Why They Filmed

The Hollywood response to the challenge of war.

Mar 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 27

Hard Times

Hard Times

The white-trashing of American television.

Mar 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

John Podhoretz

Monumental Bore

The perfect war story becomes an imperfect star vehicle.

Mar 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25

warner bros.

Business Is Good

Product placement in the form of ‘satire.’

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

Woody Allen (2013)

Fallen Idol

Woody Allen and the culture of celebrity.

Feb 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22

Joaquin Phoenix

Crazy for It

Boy meets machine. Boy falls in love. No, really .  .  .

Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20

Saving Mr. Disney

Saving Mr. Disney

The fairy tale is about a movie studio, not Mary Poppins.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Leonardo DiCaprio

Wild in the Street

Too much on the spending, too little on the getting.

Jan 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence

Do the Hustle

Sex, drugs, and politics in the Age of Disco.

Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

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