The British musical group saw the divine comedy of modern life.
Are there any pro-life liberals today? Or any artistic conservatives?
National Geographic once represented the open mind and questing heart of classical liberalism at its best. Now, it's content with woke platitudes.
Jed Perl explains why great artists often color inside the lines.
The Stasi were masterful at exploiting the vulnerabilities of artists. Today's social activists may be learning the same tricks.
A recent documentary shows how Kurt Vonnegut used his art to cope with the trauma he suffered in World War II.
The Tragedy of Macbeth uses the sharp angles, intense close-ups, and geometric lighting of film noir to convey the dread of a tormented soul.
Can our novelists today accurately and fairly portray red America?
Licorice Pizza depicts an era when parents were often absent and kids became small adults.
Rather than being reduced to race, age, class or sexual orientation, American literature is a messy, glorious, fantastic hodgepodge.
The Smash-Up shows us how a suburban family experiences America's culture wars.
While the other Trotskyites tried to ban talk of UFOs from their conferences, Posadas found in aliens the true great leap forward.
Dear Comrades! dramatizes the emotional and personal costs that millions paid for their belief in communism.
The Queen’s Gambit is a feminist fantasy, with a chess prodigy forcing Cold War America to become woke sooner than it is ready.
Although Len Downie’s tenure at the Post was fairly recent, All About the Story reads like an artifact from a distant era of journalism.
What Killed Michael Brown? is the kind of documentary our media once had the guts to produce.
The Trial of the Chicago 7 presents the 1960s radicals as earnest, likeable people who just want peace, man!
As drama, the film loses something by dehumanizing Kathy Scruggs in much the way the mainstream media dehumanizes people like Richard Jewell.
While there are elements of New England sea folklore in The Lighthouse, there is also classic mythology.
While critics and fans have compared Joker to the gritty films of the 1970s, the movie it actually has most in common with is Ad Astra.
Young Americans’ submission to the blob-like takeover of everything by digital devices has produced a paradox: the millennials are fear-filled zombies.
The Sentinel of Liberty as a red, white, and blue Bernie Sanders supporter.
In the digital age, when anyone can call himself or herself a journalist, we need to choose better role models.
At what point will the Left have gone too far?
Song and dance from the era of the industrial musical.
“Freedom per se does not in the least solve all the problems of human life and even adds a number of new ones": Solzhenitsyn reminds us of what matters.
It all started when the spiritualist guru of the Trump family revealed to the Trumps the secrets of mind-over-matter.
It’s not just about parenthood, but about the death of adult culture.
Sebastian Junger's Tribe offers a provocative but flawed argument about manhood today.
Prime territory for Clark Kent to investigate: the biased and superficial work done by our most prominent journalists.
While critics have pegged The Rider as a film about anxious masculinity in the postmodern era, in reality it is about faith, destiny, and the Almighty.
A bizarre form of 1980s nostalgia has crept into our culture, and Ready Player One is the latest installment.
The Looming Tower offers a smart look into the pursuit of bin Laden, but the show misses a chance to show the origins of Islamist terror.
The New Criterion offers something different in the world of conservative magazines: a steadfast commitment to high culture.
With its focus on reconciliation and toleration, Black Panther offers a surprising defense of classical liberalism.
In The 15:17 to Paris, Eastwood undermines a potentially excellent reflection on heroism with unorthodox casting.
Critics often claim the Beat Generation had no coherent philosophy other than freedom, but this misses their complex thoughts on religion and social decline.
12 Strong depicts the American soldier as not only brave but highly intelligent, as well as empathetic and engaged in a just battle.
The heroes are suspicious of big government and corporations, but in a world where liberalism has not yet curdled into speech codes and racial hectoring.
After the 1970s, journalists were just as slavish to authority as they had ever been—it was simply a different authority they genuflected to.
A movie about courage in the face of tyranny—and a rousing good time
Degradation of the craft of journalism in favor of punditry is why novels like The Cuban Affair and Use of Force come across as a more solid source of information.
If there is to be a debate about the meaning of America’s public statues, it cannot be conducted by those more interested in virtue signaling than history.
The milestone album Born to Run made Springsteen a star, selling millions of copies upon its release in 1975. It was the work of a deeply spiritual poet.
It’s refreshing that Hollywood is finally addressing the evils of communism. But there are simply too many story lines in Bitter Harvest.
Mark Judge is a journalist and filmmaker whose writings have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Daily Caller.