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