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by | Sep 19, 2022

Many years ago, I lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for over a decade, and during that period I was an exceedingly ardent pedestrian. But even though actor-director Woody Allen lived nearby and was also famously what the…

by | Sep 13, 2022

The news came on Tuesday. French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard, who with François Truffaut, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivette, and Éric Rohmer was a key figure of the New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) movement and a tremendous influence on such later directors…

by | Sep 1, 2022

As Louis C.K. put it, with only slight exaggeration, during a recent appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Hollywood movies these days are all about either superheroes or slaves. Instead of knocking themselves out trying to find first-rate original scripts that…

by | Jul 6, 2022

Director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is big, bravura, badass filmmaking in the service of a great American story. And the great American at its center is none other than Elvis Aaron Presley, a supernova among stars. Luhrmann, his first-rate cast, and…

by | Jul 5, 2022

“Woke Whining About Top Gun,” editorial cartoon by Yogi Love for The American Spectator, July 5, 2022.

by | Jun 20, 2022

Clocking in at 72 verses, Psalm 78 is one of the longest in the Jewish and Christian Psalters. At great length, it recalls the story of the Hebrew nation, focusing especially on the special, covenantal relationship between the Jewish people…

by | Jun 17, 2022

During his last few years, Gilbert Gottfried, the great stand-up comic who died in April at the age of 67, hosted a terrific weekly podcast on which he interviewed elderly showbiz veterans, some of them legendary actors, some of them…

by | Jun 4, 2022

People can’t stop talking about Men — that is, the latest film from director Alex Garland. The trailer suggests that Men is just another “elevated horror,” a genre that uses slashers or the supernatural to explore social justice themes from…

by | Jun 2, 2022

My first movie review for The American Spectator appeared in the August 1986 issue and was about a little flick called Top Gun, directed by Tony Scott from a script by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. Set at the U.S….

by | May 10, 2022

Because Hollywoke no longer depicts — or even acknowledges — stay-at-home moms, I went for a Toxic Mother’s Day with Hillbilly Elegy. Ron Howard directed the movie based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir about growing up in a backwoods family…

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