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Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

Apr 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

The Hit Parade

Liam Neeson in action is worth watching. But for how long?

Mar 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Will we ever grow weary of this?

Doomsday Machine

Moviegoing heads for the exit

Mar 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Will Smith, Margot Robbie

The Long Con

How much longer for pleasant, diversionary cinema?

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

NPH

Is Hollywood Racist?

It depends on which Hollywood you’re talking about

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Virtue Rewarded

Including the virtue of keeping a straight face

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

Movie Magic

A musical love story finds its medium

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova

Crime of Punishment

A grim, epic allegory of Putin’s Russia

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Kyle Gallner, Bradley Cooper

Ennobled, Unnerving

One man, one war, and the cost of service

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum

Hero as Victim

Is the Alan Turing seen here the Alan Turing who was?

Jan 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

King in Stone

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Beyond the Lights Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

A Star Is Born

By any measure, you won’t forget Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Jan 5, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Christian Bale

Exodus, Stage Left

The biblical saga gets an up-to-the-minute adaptation

Dec 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

Wrestlers and Brothers

A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

Dec 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

Bob Hope 1938

Hope and Glory

A century commanding the show business heights

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

What can we learn from decoding this message?

Climate Change

What can we learn from decoding this message?

Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

Olive Kitteridge Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Portrait of an Age

The high-end literary adaptation is now the province of HBO

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

My Dinner with Riggan

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Miles Teller

Bird Lives Again

The pursuit of excellence makes a great movie

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

Ben Affleck: ‘It’s easy to forget what a subtle actor he can be.’

Who Done What

Feckless men, reckless women, flawed casting

Oct 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

Liam Neeson

Men at Work

When the going gets tough, these two get going

Oct 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

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