George McCartney

George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles.  He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).

Latest by George McCartney in Chronicles

  • The Sensual and the Savage
    October 2020

    The Sensual and the Savage

    In Yes, God, Yes, writer and director Karen Maine ridicules Catholics for their supposed ignorance and sexual attitudes. The main character, played by Natalia Dyer, is caught between her religious training and her longing for the forbidden.

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  • The Revolution, Televised
    September 2020

    The Revolution, Televised

    Mr. Jones disturbingly renders the Holodomor with Ukrainian peasants driven to extremes of hunger under Stalin's man-created famine. James Norton plays the eponymous Welsh journalist who exposes the horrible truth.

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  • Alien Intuitions
    August 2020

    Alien Intuitions

    George McCartney with commentary on The Vast of Night (2019), Shirley (2020), and Shadow of a Doubt (1943).

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  • Aiming Aimlessly
    July 2020

    Aiming Aimlessly

    Chronicles Film Editor George McCartney reviews The Hunt (2020) and reflects on The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and The Candidate (1972).

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  • <em>What the Editors Are Reading</em>
    June 2020

    What the Editors Are Reading

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella of split personality, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (1987) by Paul Kennedy

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