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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 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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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

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

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