movie review

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

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A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

Wrestlers and Brothers

A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

Dec 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

My Dinner with Riggan

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Miles Teller

Bird Lives Again

The pursuit of excellence makes a great movie

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Ben Affleck: ‘It’s easy to forget what a subtle actor he can be.’

Who Done What

Feckless men, reckless women, flawed casting

Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Boyhood (2014)

Real Time Passing

Not so mad about the boy, but the premise is promising

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Tom Cruise

Edge of Oblivion

For Tom Cruise, from top gun to second fiddle?

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Seth MacFarlane

‘Saddles’ Revisited

A parody of a spoof of a well-worn formula.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Bryan Cranston

Godzilla sans Giggles

‘Less is more’ works for atomic monsters, too.

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Pine district pictures

Girl, Uninterrupted

A landmark in cinematic self-love.

Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Gatsby

A Greater Gatsby

This cinematic version works, old sport.

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Jackie, Oh

A great story yields a not-so-great film version.

May 6, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 32 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Derek Cianfrance

Epic Lite

Impressive intentions yield less-than-impressive results

Apr 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 31 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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hopscotch films

Diamonds in the Rough

A sweet sideshow in South Vietnam.

Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer

Getting to No

Why ‘Win Win’ Fails.

May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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