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Reckoning with the subjectivity of ranking the greatest films ever
By Peter Tonguette
The movie still resonates with viewers even to this day
An action movie can be good or woke, but not both
In some ways, the series is about itself: the fun of following along with an investigation, however grisly
Hasn’t he spent long enough in time-out?
Buster Keaton is again of the moment
He lent ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ the spirit of untamed frivolity
The enduring popularity of the Vacation series reflects not just the American appetite for travel, but also that old American virtue of gung-ho optimism
The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White reviewed
Part of the song’s resonance surely comes from its sheer staying power
The delight of Only Murders in the Building
The movies’ crush on ‘Auld Lang Syne’
At eighty, Casablanca embodies Hollywood high style
Bullet Train is an unabashedly manly palette cleanser
Buster’s land stand
Fear thy neighbor
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.