Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver

Shock and Aww

Too many touching moments for comfort

Oct 6, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 04 • By JOHN PODHORETZ


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

Rooney Mara

Red Herring Alert

You will be pleasantly surprised by the surprise here.

Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23

Sylvester Stallone

Geezers With Guns

Is the Activia motion picture past its prime?

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Donald Westlake

Parker Inaction

The criminal mind is not necessarily gripping entertainment.

Feb 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 21

Black Comedy

Quentin Tarantino's version of history as farce.

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

Zero Dark Thirty

Grub Street

The war on terror in all its strife and ambiguity.

Jan 21, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 18

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman

Sing You Sinners

There are bumps along the way, but Les Misérables is worth the trip.

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

Rob Lowe, Sheryl Berkoff

Happier Ending

In the ranks of show-biz memoirs, an unexpected gem.

Dec 31, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 16

Suraj Sharma as Pi, with shipmate

Hold That Tiger

Brilliant cinema in the service of one-size-fits-all faith.

Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper

Unreal City

Is it possible not to feel good after seeing a feel-good movie?

Dec 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 14

Daniel Day Lewis

A Lincoln Portrait

The Great Emancipator transcends the material, as usual.

Dec 10, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 13

James Bond

The Inner Bond

A therapeutic thriller featuring the usual suspects.

Nov 26, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 11

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez

Escape from Tehran

A good movie might have been great without the polemics.

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Anna Kendrick as Beca


Young love and young standards sound good.

Oct 22, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 06

Joaquin Phoenix

Passeth Understanding

An impressive rendition of nothing at all.

Oct 15, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 05

The Book of Mormon: The Musical

Innocence of Mormons

How two cultures respond to criticism.

Oct 8, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 04

A stuntman runs from a car crash

Try, Try Again

Sometimes the trip back to the drawing board is worth the trouble.

Sep 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 02

Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf

Bootleggers’ Blues

More whiskey, and less poetry, might have worked.

Sep 10, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 48

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