movie review

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

Movie Magic

A musical love story finds its medium

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova

Crime of Punishment

A grim, epic allegory of Putin’s Russia

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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American Sniper

Podcast: American Sniper a Powerful Portrayal of America at War

Hosted by Michael Graham.

2:45 PM, Jan 27, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST

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Kyle Gallner, Bradley Cooper

Ennobled, Unnerving

One man, one war, and the cost of service

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum

Hero as Victim

Is the Alan Turing seen here the Alan Turing who was?

Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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When a historical drama is devoid of drama

King in Stone

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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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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