Mad Max

Max Redux

The first postapocalyptic vision remains the best.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By JOHN PODHORETZ



Olive Kitteridge Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Portrait of an Age

The high-end literary adaptation is now the province of HBO

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

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

Miles Teller

Bird Lives Again

The pursuit of excellence makes a great movie

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

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

Liam Neeson

Men at Work

When the going gets tough, these two get going

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

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

James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy


Apparently, the criminal life has its downside

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

Chris Pratt

The Big Slide

Fans aren’t exactly flocking to the cineplex

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

Boyhood (2014)

Real Time Passing

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

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47


Ladies Leading

Women rule Hollywood, and men are box-office poison

Aug 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Snowpiercer Directed by Bong Joon-ho

All Aboard

Snow, dystopia, trains, inequality. What’s not to like?

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Caesar: 'Ape Home.'

Monkey Business

The ‘Apes’ franchise goes unintentionally comical

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

AMC theater, La Jolla, California

The Comfort Zone

Latest trends in the modern moviegoing experience

Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

The Fault in Our Stars Directed by Josh Boone

Death and the Maiden

There’s a flaw at the heart of this unpretentious tearjerker

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Tom Cruise

Edge of Oblivion

For Tom Cruise, from top gun to second fiddle?

Jun 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

Seth MacFarlane

‘Saddles’ Revisited

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

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38

twentieth century fox film corp.

One-Scene Wonder

The seventh installment of ‘X-Men’ poses a quandary.

Jun 9, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 37

Bryan Cranston

Godzilla sans Giggles

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

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36

Emjay Anthony, Jon Favreau

Tasty Metaphor

A ‘food-cart-as-spiritual-salvation’ idea that works.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35

Leslie Mann, Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton

Variation on a Theme

An old idea gets a surprisingly fresh treatment.

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33

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