Posted in Films Tv

“Band of Brothers”: This Is Easy Company

Looking at Band of Brothers, pop culture’s best case for “The Greatest Generation,” 20 years on.

Posted in Classical Music Opera

The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is An Essential Liberal Art

Music liberates us from vulgarity, intellectual rigidity, and the tyranny of unexamined, popular opinions about music and beauty.

Posted in Classical Music

Icons of Music: Andras Schiff, a Towering Man of Music

Sir Andras Schiff exudes an inner calm and spirit of relaxation, as if he were playing in his own living room, seemingly unaware of the audience.

Posted in Films Movies

REVIEW: “Mama Weed” A Globalist Gangster Comedy

Isabelle Huppert embodies the new Europe’s ethnic humor and guilt.

Posted in Films Movies

“Heaven Can Wait”: Warren Beatty’s Sublime Fantasy Romance

With “Heaven Can Wait,” Beatty reached his commercial and creative zenith. The reason so few people choose to wear four creative hats on the same production

Posted in Films Movies

“Stillwater”: Hollywood Takes Another Apology Tour in Europe

Deplorables and Neanderthals, still irredeemable in Matt Damon’s latest action film.

Posted in Films Movies

“Jungle Cruise”: Dwayne Johnson Unwisely Attempts to Act

The man otherwise known as The Rock is very, very good at what he does. So why does Disney’s Jungle Cruise ask him to do something else?

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“Jungle Cruise” Sails Down Woke River

Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson offer best reasons to swallow Mouse House synergy.

Posted in Fiction Literature Podcast

Why “Master and Commander” by Patrick O’Brian is a Great Book

John J. Miller is joined by Lewis Lapham to discuss Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander.

Posted in Fiction Literature

What Can Poe Teach Our Teenagers?

Edgar Allan Poe was “doomed to seethe down his soul in a great continuous convulsion of disintegration, and doomed to register the process.

Posted in Films Marvel Movies Pop-Cinema

“Black Widow”: Hollywood’s vacuous moral turn

Black Widow, Luca and Nomadland are films for decaffeinated protesters.

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Looking Back at “Breaking Away”

May the good work of Steve Tesich, and the good inspiration of Dave Blase, ride on.