Pretend It’s a City, Martin Scorsese’s new documentary series about Lebowitz, reveals her delightfully reactionary character.
In 1971, Hollywood gave us a string of not only great films but enduringly fascinating ones.
The Faustian life choices of this most glamorous star parallel decisions of her many movie characters.
Hollywood turns August Wilson into a #BLM Tyler Perry.
Bob Chitester, the executive producer of Free to Choose, looks back.
Walker Percy’s novel speaks to our current COVID crisis, social isolation, and a beleaguered industry.
Despite its flaws, the franchise’s first live-action TV series continues to capture the ineffable spirit of the original trilogy.
Critics of It’s a Wonderful Life are mistaken.
The band was much more than white jumpsuits and disco balls.
An outlandishly entertaining documentary about the Pogues singer-songwriter.
What time travel can tell us about heartland hurting.
Thomas Vinterberg’s film Another Round makes a surprising case for the benefits of alcohol.
Americana for our age: Booze, opioids, and ignorance. But Glenn Close, at least, sails past the white-trash clichés.
The game-show host had been battling stage-four pancreatic cancer since 2019.
The Academy Award–winner reportedly passed away in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
Comedy make fun usually mean “punching up” but punching down more fun when you’re Borat-ing.
The latest film is a decent distraction but nothing more.
Remember live performance? The story of of the making of The Mikado illuminates the magic of theater in the delightful
Nomadland follows in the tradition of The Grapes of Wrath.
Evil pro-lifers, warm-hearted gal pals, kindly Planned Parenthood workers … One character is missing: the baby.
Great atmospherics, but the plot is missing.
Caviezel is a rare bird in Hollywood. His career aspirations had nothing to do with fame or money.
Whether playing a nun, a Bond girl, or the iconic Emma Peel, she was unforgettable.
In critiquing the sexualization of children, the filmmakers sexualized children.
A new documentary focusing on Abrams mixes real history with modern myths.
Far from appeasing the hashtag activists, the Oscars have merely announced that its quota wars have begun.
Christopher Nolan’s latest is a big, bold, bracing blast of blockbuster.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is The Godfather, Part III of dude comedy.
In a scintillating new documentary, Barbara Kopple tells the story of Operation Eagle Claw, which helped doom Jimmy Carter’s presidency.
Imperfect in life, he played imperfect men who are nonetheless worth looking up to, even today.
Even in a Holocaust-adjacent movie, what’s the point of ramming home the same point in a hundred sickening ways?
Hannibal Lecter, for example, and the cowboy who keeps 30 paces from either of his dueling foes
After the backlash over his remarks, Cannon excoriated ViacomCBS, which produced Cannon’s “Wild ‘n Out” comedy show on MTV, in
Drop what you’re doing and watch it now, children of the ’90s.
The movie, streaming on Netflix, attempts to rewrite history, taking sides with the Cuban regime against the Cuban people and
America’s leading good guy sticks to what works in Greyhound.
A monument to political egotism self-destructs.
Why Lawrence of Arabia holds up so well.
A famously truth-telling comedian promotes a false narrative about police killings.
Watch Nanette to understand the modern Left, then watch Douglas to laugh a little.
The Last Poets’ eloquence outshines the ‘no justice, no peace’ drone of today.
Lovably odd characters and the dry understatement of Bill Nighy spell success in Sometimes Always Never.
A new low-budget sci-fi movie straight out of the 1950s asks deeper questions.
Gone with the Wind has drawn controversy over its portrayal of African Americans in the antebellum South.
The new series by David Simon and Ed Burns is beautifully shot and acted, but its message of looming totalitarianism
It wasn’t a perfect show, but today’s critics give it short shrift.
Competing in the ultimate physical, social, and mental challenge, contestants demonstrate how much excellence human beings are capable of.
All is not vanity, but gift.
He survived the crash of 1929 by working from dawn to dusk, always loving America and defending its founding principles.
Norma McCorvey died in 2017, but shortly prior to her death she was interviewed by documentary filmmaker Nick Sweeney.