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

  • August 2019

    What the Editors Are Reading

    Dostoevsky’s great 1866 novel Crime and Punishment and Aldous Huxley’s 1939 novel After Many a Summer Dies the Swan.

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  • July 2019

    Of Infants and Geezers

    Unplanned is a remarkable piece of cinematic propaganda that seeks to tell the truth about abortion and Planned Parenthood. It’s based on a memoir of the same title written by Abby Johnson, who is played in the film by Ashley Bratcher.

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  • Tethered and Beleaguered
    June 2019

    Tethered and Beleaguered

    Jordan Peele is the executive producer of the revived Twilight Zone series now streaming on CBS All Access. The original series fascinated him when he was a boy and he was determined to revive it.

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  • Monarchs and Pretenders
    May 2019

    Monarchs and Pretenders

    The story of Mary Queen of Scots makes you wonder why anyone would aspire to be a monarch. Mary was an accomplished woman. She had mastered five languages, English being the third; was schooled in the classics; had traveled extensively in Europe and had been married to the French dauphin, Francis II, for a time before his death.

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  • Power and Betrayal
    March 2019

    Power and Betrayal

    In Vice, director Adam McKay takes a hatchet to Dick Cheney, joining a long line of detractors of our 46th Vice President. This is too bad. Not because Cheney deserves better.

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