James Bowman, Author at The American Spectator
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James Bowman
James Bowman, our movie and culture critic, is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, both published by Encounter Books.
by | Sep 27, 2018

In the annals of movie titling, Juliet, Naked must deserve a special place, since there is no one in it who is…

by | Sep 21, 2018

It isn’t telling you anything you don’t already know to say that hatred and anger are the master emotions in…

by | Mar 12, 2018

Set in Sacramento in 2002-2003, Greta Gerwig’s female coming-of-age story Lady Bird provides two main points of perspective on the otherwise…

by | Feb 26, 2018

It’s best to think of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as a sort of cinematic parable about forgiveness — both of others…

by | Feb 8, 2018

It is now impossible for us to watch a movie like Darkest Hour, or to contemplate the colossal historic presence of Winston…

by | Nov 27, 2017

The heavy-handedness of the irony in Sean Baker’s new movie, The Florida Project, begins with the opening titles, over which…

by | Oct 16, 2017

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller), the hero of Mike White’s Brad’s Status, is a prig of the first water, which should…

by | Jul 31, 2017

Rather as they are by President Trump, conservatives are divided by Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. To Kyle Smith of National Review the film is…

by | Jun 5, 2017

Others have pointed to the fairy-tale quality of Rama Burshtein’s Hebrew-language movie (with subtitles) The Wedding Plan, but the comparison with…

by | May 23, 2017

Once a long time ago it was thought that the only thing more shaming to a man than being a…

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