The Cotton Club’s excesses ultimately align with Francis Ford Coppola’s bloodstained romanticism to pull off a uniquely American show of jazz.
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.
Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell poetically depicts and pays tribute to heroism while deliverting a taut movie on American Injustice.
The two-hour drama plugs Fred Rogers’ ideal that living for your own sake, “without hurting yourself or others”, is ultimately like making for yourself heaven on earth.
Why Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver is Flawed, Engrossing and Prophetic About Today’s Culture
Unraveling the Mysterious Allure of David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia”
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.
Scott Holleran on Bertolucci’s muted, mythological, China-themed masterpiece.
As the Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight film turns 50, Scott Holleran explores the reasons for the controversial box-office hit and the impact of its legacy.
Gone with the Wind is an expression of the ability of the individual to resist the times, the trials and ruins of the day, rise and never let one’s ego be destroyed.
A simple American story about a man and the work and woman he loves makes director Sam Wood’s biopic, authorized by Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, a compelling and inspiring motion picture.
Scott Holleran met with writer and director Robert Benton to talk about his distinguished career. 1979’s Kramer vs. Kramer won the Best Picture Academy Award and earned Benton two Oscars for Best Screenplay and Best Director.