Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Christian Bale

Exodus, Stage Left

The biblical saga gets an up-to-the-minute adaptation

Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16 • By JOHN PODHORETZ



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


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

James Franco

Under the Rainbow

A charming 20th-century fairy tale gets the crass treatment.

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

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

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