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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 | Feb 25, 2017

Though I am not, curiously, tortured with guilt about it, I confess to a prejudice. I don’t like acting. Or…

by | Feb 10, 2017

Not many years since, it would have seemed impossible for an American director with a popular following and a career…

by | Feb 2, 2017

We live in an age of parody. Parody men, parody women, parody marriage, parody politicians, parody scholars, parody movies, parody…

by | Nov 25, 2016

It’s depressing that all the reviews, pro or con, of Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge seem to have felt constrained to…

by | Nov 7, 2016

One of the running gags in The Simpsons has to do with Homer’s mother, who left Abe Simpson when Homer…

by | Sep 23, 2016

Whatever else it does or doesn’t do, Clint Eastwood’s Sully makes an interesting case study for those of us who…

by | Sep 16, 2016

The headline to the Los Angeles Times review of Hell or High Water reads as follows: “When the banks steal…

by | Aug 23, 2016

One of the more subtle bits of humor in Stephen Frears’s Florence Foster Jenkins, based with reasonable fidelity on a…

by | Aug 19, 2016

Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, suffers from the same drawback as his…

by | Jul 30, 2016

It seems to me entirely appropriate that the title of Captain Fantastic, otherwise far from clear in meaning, makes Matt…

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