Robert Gore-Langton goes behind the scenes of Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1950 masterpiece
Does a 22-year-old film point to the director’s alleged perversions?
His elegance, manners, and sportsmanship will never be topped
The absence of directness in modern American journalism reflects the cowardice and complicity of the journalists
Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened reviewed
The politicization of the Supreme Court cuts both ways
What possible contribution could this generation make to film or literature?
How else could a drama as knowing and meta and arch do anything other than disappear up its own bottom?
It may be an instant classic, but it’s being widely misread
Comics should stop trying to be activists, and commentators, and philosophers
May God have mercy on our souls
‘People have been calling me Big Pussy for 20 years!’
Studio Voices: Art and Life in 20th-Century Britain by Michael Bird reviewed
A close-up view of the plump, kissable wrestlers at one of Japan’s six annual sumo tournaments
The way Kondo does it is really quite inspirational. And relatively painless
The answer to the race conundrum was to split the difference between the minorities, and give most of the awards to white actors
The Mule reviewed
Dinosaurs like the comedian steadfastly refuse to acknowledge there are 689 genders now
The failures of American foreign policy are caused by the convergence of factors domestic and foreign
The playwright on how he made a drama out of a crisis
Holmes & Watson reviewed
...apart from one song
This week, I’m casting the pod with a congeries of crack art critics from The New Criterion: James Panero, Benjamin…