Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

Apr 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29 • By JOHN PODHORETZ



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

Johnny Depp

Bullets Over Berkeley

Science fiction plus magic equals disaster.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Kevin Costner

At the Meh-vies

Nice enough, and all that, but worth the trouble?

Apr 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 31

Fear and Loathsome

Fear and Loathsome

The comic-book movie enters its Commie Age.

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30

Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

Flood the Zone

Noah meets the Book of Enoch, rock monsters, and a ravenous Eve.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29

Ralph Fiennes

Just Checking In

There’s a lot going on at the Grand Budapest, but to what end?

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28

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