Jobs as Vicariously Living of the Selfish Life

The new biopic falls under Steve Jobs’s spell [Read more...]

The Butler Serves Racial Equality

The Butler is the Forrest Gump of the civil rights movement. [Read more...]

2 Guns and Lots of Swag

Mark and Denzel take on the world with a pair of pistols. . . and a hearty dose of swagger. [Read more...]

From the Earth to ‘Elysium’

What if the earth isn’t worth inheriting? [Read more...]

Percy Jackson and the Savage Critics

Percy isn’t nearly as bad as the critics say, but not nearly as good as it could have been. [Read more...]

Blanchett Wondrous in Woody’s Humdrum Blue Jasmine

The movie leaves us thinking about the broken-down, “babbling” Jasmine—and not much else. For some that will be enough, but others will long for a film full of fleshed out characters rather than a showcase highlighting one performance. [Read more...]

Ruby Sparks and True Freedom

Can we be free? [Read more...]

The Wolverine and the Curse of Immortality

The burden of immortality. Also, ninjas! [Read more...]

When Mocking Jews Was Cool

Political correctness and anti-Semitism in the Best Picture of 1947. [Read more...]

Snow White Showing Her Age

Does the Disney classic still hold up today? [Read more...]


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