‘Brooklyn’ is a work of selective nostalgia that shows the best in 1950s America. It may not be a Christmas movie, but it’s perfect for the season.
Two movies that won Goldman Oscars, ‘Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid’ (1969) and ‘All The President’s Men,’ (1976) showcase all the fun of that generation, and all the political sanctimony.
It is right to honor Lee; it is right to make a legend of him. He gave us myths we still find enchanting, both as audiences and as myth-makers.
We’re back to that original conflict of Season 1: What if the devil is stronger? What if he wins?
It fails to rise above its genre, but ‘The Predator’ is rescued in part by the symbolism of family love, which reveals a deep emotional humanism that should have received far more praise.
On Netflix, Marvel shows are hit and miss at the best of times, not least because Netflix doubles down on misses as much as on hits.
George Young’s story would make a good drama about what 21st century America could learn from previous generations and how an aging patriot conceives of his legacy.
Whether you like Trump or not, whether you like NATO or not, it’s time to face all the ugly truths we have long avoided facing, because foreign policy is about to change in a very serious way.
Not only does the movie get its themes confused when it comes to the villain, its plot is an embarrassment.
This weekend, ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters, 14 years after the original. Before you go see the new movie, let’s talk about the original.
At every point in the movie, the combination of star power, talent, tiredly thumbing noses at the patriarchy, and a daring robbery underwhelms.
The self-presentation of this 35-year-old, nice, honest, and successful as he is, suggests there’s no future ahead — certainly not in playing parents to a pet.
Maybe the nice kid fit the Reagan years, when it was morning in America, but in the age of Trump, you need to toughen up and deal with the misery.
We might get rid of Adam Sandler, but we will need his understanding of providence again, or else our entertainment will turn to despair.
The Avengers, like us, have good intentions. But they aren’t really good. And we don’t really believe we are either.
The mix of hi-tech and the Wild West seems strange at first, but actually works. It’s Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’ wrapped into one.
What we the people understand about life and our duties to defend human dignity is being challenged and found wanting.
It’s a song of faith, but it does not go forth to conquer the world, to enslave fans and enlist them into idolatry.
It’s not about individualism, it’s not about rugged heroes or implausible survivors—it’s about a mother, a father, and their children. All the fear stems from our need to protect what we love the most.
His new Netflix show attacks progressive pieties more shamelessly than anything available in America, and is far likelier to reach liberal audiences than anything conservatives do.
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