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A Star Is Born

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

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Man in Chains

Hard to watch, important to see, the reality of slavery.

Dec 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Bruce Dern, Will Forte

Plains Speaking

The desolation of lives, and landscapes to match.

Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

Robert Redford

Star in Reserve

Robert Redford and the power of understatement.

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

Kevin Kline

Veterans’ Week

Two backward-looking films to look forward to.

Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

The Counselor

Breaking Badly

An instant classic—for all the wrong reasons.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09

Sandra Bullock in space

Moving Parts

This story is not quite equal to the setting.

Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08

Tony Danza, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Jersey? Sure .  .  .

A California vision of love in the Garden State.

Oct 14, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 06

James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Two Quiet Lives

A near-perfect tale set in less-than-glamorous Los Angeles.

Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05

Thing of Beauty

Ava Gardner as metaphor.

Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04

And Bébé Makes Three

And Bebé Makes Three

Good marketing=bad movie, plus kicker.

Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03

Lake Bell

Still Small Voice

Sundance gives birth to yet another meh-sterpiece.

Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02

Brie Larson

Lifetime Achievement

Feeling good about feeling bad, ca. 1977.

Sep 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 01

Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker

The Butler Did It

Turned a good story, that is, into a bad movie.

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48

Elysium

Mad Matt

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

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

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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

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Ultra Life

From Israel, a transcendent vision of marriage.

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

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