Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Cotton Club’ Showcases the Jazz Age

The Cotton Club’s excesses ultimately align with Francis Ford Coppola’s bloodstained romanticism to pull off a uniquely American show of jazz.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Flaws are Fundamental

The Star Wars inversion from 1977’s can-do Americanism to blank Nineties reboot and post-9/11 tribalism is complete. JJ Abrams directs and Kathleen Kennedy guides as Disney funds this mashup of mysticism and mainstreamed “social justice” pap.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Flaws are Fundamental

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Flaws are Fundamental

The Star Wars inversion from 1977’s can-do Americanism to blank Nineties reboot and post-9/11 tribalism is complete. JJ Abrams directs and Kathleen Kennedy guides as Disney funds this mashup of mysticism and mainstreamed “social justice” pap.

The Joker Movie: Making Outcasts Into Monsters

The Joker Movie: Making Outcasts Into Monsters

The Joker depicts with a penetrating portrayal by Joaquin Phoenix of the much-maligned, non-college-bred white male, which is why the “social justice” thugs hate this film sight unseen, the various factors that breed one of today’s most persecuted minorities, the American outcast, into monsters.

O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman composed this elegy, or mourning poem, "O Captain! My Captain!" after Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I...

The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor

Scott Holleran on Bertolucci’s muted, mythological, China-themed masterpiece.

The Hero’s Journey

What trials unite Katniss Everdeen, Harry Potter, Frodo Baggins and many of literature’s most interesting heroes — and you?

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