by | Nov 27, 2019

John Simon, a prominent art, film, and books critic, died on Sunday in Valhalla, New York. He was 94. Simon was one of the most critical and widely criticized of American cultural commentators. His reviews in New York magazine, National Review, the Weekly…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Both America and The American Spectator have lost a friend and an important conservative intellectual: Peter Collier. He quietly passed away a week ago, on November 1, in a hospital in Sacramento, with little fanfare and insufficient public acknowledgment. He…

by | Oct 11, 2019

At first blush, the new hit film Joker seems to hit all the right notes for progressive audiences. It floats various left-wing talking points: the need for health care and social services for all levels of society, the great divide between the average person…

by | Aug 13, 2019

Quentin Tarantino just became the most reactionary major filmmaker this side of Clint Eastwood. His latest film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, portrays the year the counterculture almost broke Hollywood, 1969, and Tarantino may accomplish the same thing five…

by | Mar 25, 2019

In the past few months, Americans have seen major developments on abortion policy. New York recently passed a late-term abortion law and even lit up the One World Trade Center in pink to celebrate the occasion. In Virginia, a similar…

by | Mar 7, 2019

The long cinematic drought since “Avengers: Infinity War,” with the brief comedic interloping of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” has finally been broken with the much-hyped “Captain Marvel” starring Brie Larson, Samuel Jackson, Clark Gregg, Ben Mendelsohn, and others. After seeing…

by | Oct 16, 2018

America is a country obsessed with crime and criminals. Films about murderers and serial killers have captivated our country for decades, from the Friday the 13th series to Psycho. October is a big month for horror films, and the most…

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