John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

Monumental Bore

The perfect war story becomes an imperfect star vehicle.

Mar 10, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 25 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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warner bros.

Business Is Good

Product placement in the form of ‘satire.’

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Woody Allen (2013)

Fallen Idol

Woody Allen and the culture of celebrity.

Feb 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 22 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Joaquin Phoenix

Crazy for It

Boy meets machine. Boy falls in love. No, really .  .  .

Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Saving Mr. Disney

Saving Mr. Disney

The fairy tale is about a movie studio, not Mary Poppins.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Wild in the Street

Too much on the spending, too little on the getting.

Jan 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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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 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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cbs films

Folksinger’s Blues

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

Dec 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 16 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Toni Servillo

Eternal Rome

A flawed gem features a brilliant performance.

Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15 • 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 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Bruce Dern, Will Forte

Plains Speaking

The desolation of lives, and landscapes to match.

Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Robert Redford

Star in Reserve

Robert Redford and the power of understatement.

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Kevin Kline

Veterans’ Week

Two backward-looking films to look forward to.

Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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The Counselor

Breaking Badly

An instant classic—for all the wrong reasons.

Nov 11, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 09 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Sandra Bullock in space

Moving Parts

This story is not quite equal to the setting.

Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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