September 27, 2017

Today at Critics at Large, my review of Nicholas Jennings's Lightfoot, concerning the balladeer who maintained just the right emotional distance.

September 16, 2017

My review of David Thomson’s Television: A Biography, concerning the medium described by Norman Mailer as “a small and modest malignancy, wicked and bristling with dots.”

September 8, 2017

My review of Mary V. Dearborn's Ernest Hemingway: A Biography, concerning perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century.

September 4, 2017

The Austrian Film Museum in Vienna just commenced a Henry Fonda retrospective, which will run through mid-October. Among the 25 Fonda films in the series are all of his best ones, plus a few TV shows – including the 1976 episode of Maude in which Bea Arthur nominates H...

September 1, 2017

Up today at Critics at Large: my take on Nicolas Roeg's often maligned Bad Timing.

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