Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“The benevolence of the Fred Rogers philosophy consistently applies and abounds.” — SCOTT HOLLERAN

Star Wars Fans Have Much To Rejoice Over Ron Howard’s Han Solo Movie

Unlike the abysmal The Last Jedi movie, Solo Emphasizes Story Telling Over Lefty Propaganda and Special Effects

Movie Review: Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

I didn't plan to see John Ford's Western Sergeant Rutledge, an undeservedly unknown movie about a hero who is black, on the blockbuster opening weekend of Marvel Studios' overdone movie about a black superhero (Black Panther). But doing so underscored for me the...

Stagecoach: A Pioneering Epic Western

With a variety of complicated characters in a tight but intricate plot with serious themes, thrilling action and a streak of subversive heroism, Stagecoach bundles and integrates ideas with mythology and old-fashioned storytelling.

The Hero’s Journey

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


I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Philosopher Robert Mayhew on Ayn Rand’s Novel: We the Living

Robert Mayhew, a philosophy professor at Seton Hall University, is the author of Aristotles Criticism of Platos Republic, The Female in Aristotles Biology, and Ayn Rand and Song of Russia, and the editor of Ayn Rands Marginalia, Ayn Rands The Art of Nonfiction, Essays...

Interview with Alexander Marriott on Nat Turner

History teacher Alexander Marriott examines facts and fiction about slave rebel Nat Turner in this exclusive interview by Scott Holleran about Nate Parker’s 2016 film, The Birth of a Nation.