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George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).
With Afghanistan on the mind as President Biden has benightedly disengaged from America’s longest war, it seems a worthy time to revisit John Huston’s 1975 adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King.
Director David Lowery takes on medieval patriarchy in his film The Green Knight, a modern retelling of one of the most famous tales of the Arthurian legend.
Stillwater is a fundamentally dishonest retelling of the Amanda Knox case. Our film editor reviews the latest Matt Damon vehicle, and reflects on the 1947 film noir Body and Soul.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a Planned Parenthood propaganda film in the guise of a sober docudrama about abortion. These Wilder Years handles the same difficult female circumstance, but with comparative sanity, back in 1956.
Hallucinations, murderous husbands, and paintings based on mystic Swedish philosophy haunt the minds of troubled women in The Woman in the Window and Things Heard & Seen.
1984 is a timeless classic, but we often overlook Orwell's other prophetic novel, "Coming Up for Air."
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