Daniel Larison

Posts in category “film”

Star Wars and Politics

Attempting to make a piece of pop culture “relevant” to contemporary politics can easily lead to the gross oversimplification of difficult problems.

Posted December 4th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Making sense of the Cambodian genocide. George Packer reviews Thierry Cruvellier’s The …

Posted April 11th, 2014

Romney the Unlikely Pessimist (II)

I watched the Romney documentary over the weekend, and I was struck …

Posted January 27th, 2014

The Stupidity of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Andrew Romano reviews all of the Jack Ryan films, and describes the …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Romney the Unlikely Pessimist

Byron York reviews the campaign documentary Mitt, and he emphasizes the evidence …

Posted January 20th, 2014

Many War Movies Are Antiwar

Calum Marsh makes a ridiculous generalization: But it’s important to remember that …

Posted January 10th, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Tolkien

Peter Jackson stretched a short adventure story into a tortured epic.

Posted December 19th, 2013

Skyfall and Realism

John O’Sullivan concludes a review of Skyfall with an odd comment: Standpoint …

Posted December 2nd, 2012

Misunderstanding Tolkien

So Robert Rodi has apparently never read The Two Towers: Peter Jackson …

Posted December 2nd, 2012

Atlas Shrugged Part II and the “Real” Paul Ryan

Jordan Bloom has investigated how the second Atlas Shrugged movie was made. …

Posted September 29th, 2012

Rajesh Khanna, R.I.P.

Bollywood legend Rajesh Khanna has passed away at the age of 69. …

Posted July 18th, 2012