by | Jan 14, 2020

Over the weekend, the World War I drama 1917 got its wide release in theaters, following a limited release since Christmas. The film brought in an estimated $35.6 million over the weekend, beating out the disappointing Rise of Skywalker.   In…

by | Dec 24, 2019

There is nothing the least controversial about Clint Eastwood’s terrific Richard Jewell, except to the politically corrected mind. Like another 2019 film panned by the Left, it tells the true story of newsmaking white men and the traditional women in…

by | Dec 14, 2019

What happens when the man who sold his soul doesn’t die an extravagant, boisterous death driven by some ironic twist of fate? According to Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman, it looks something like a lonely old man, a big gold…

by | Jul 21, 2019

In every period between James Bond movies, the progressive chorus starts singing the same tiresome two songs, right on key. Song No. 1 chants that it’s time for a black Bond, a female Bond, or a gay Bond, and they’ve…

by | Jul 6, 2019

I was a politics junkie. Always watching cable news, clicking on political websites, listening to talk radio. The operative word here is “was.” It all got to me, in its maddening, frustrating ubiquity. I got tired of the constant stimulation,…

by | May 3, 2019

Since discussing Endgame theories is still verboten by polite company on Twitter (I jest, there is no polite company there) and other public forums, one must cloister oneself to a Google-blacklisted website like The American Spectator. A cultural phenomenon like a…

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 9, 2019

Is it permissible these days to make a movie that does what art is supposed to do, which is to delight? One that entertains without lecturing? Not if it’s to be a critical success. When the movie mavens tell you…

by | Jan 24, 2019

As many know, Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical, black-and-white movie about an indigenous, live-in Mexican housekeeper who faces personal tragedy at the same time her employers experience family strife, is getting critical acclaim and collecting award after award on the way…

by | Dec 14, 2018

We’ve seen this movie before. In fact, we’ve seen all ten of them in some form. The top-ten, box-office blockbusters of 2018 consist entirely of remakes, sequels, and films based on old comic book characters. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War,…

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