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 • By JOHN PODHORETZ



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

cbs films

Folksinger’s Blues

The Coens find their voice in early 1960s Greenwich Village.

Dec 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 16

Toni Servillo

Eternal Rome

A flawed gem features a brilliant performance.

Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

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


Mad Matt

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

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


Feminine Mistake

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

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

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