The Film ‘Top Gun’ Wanted to Be

A review of 'Top Gun: Maverick.'

Against the Winnie-the-Pooh Slasher Movie

An attempt to cash in on the newly public domain 'Winnie-the-Pooh' is the culmination of an intellectual property-obsessed culture bent on repurposing childhood for adults.

The West Has a Lot to Be Proud Of

A review of 'The War on the West' by Douglas Murray.

More Like ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Badness’

The latest Marvel movie promises a mind-bending trip through the multiverse and fails to deliver.

From Buckskin to Spandex

Our superhero craze had its origins on the American frontier.

‘The Northman’ Takes History, Spirituality, and Young Men Seriously

A review of ‘The Northman’ with some mild spoilers.

What We Lose When We Stop Telling Stories

Sharing religious stories and engaging with scripture promotes continuity of values and traditions.

At 30, ‘Unforgiven’ Is Aging Very Gracefully

Eastwood succeeded in making a morally complex movie that people enjoy watching.

An Intellectual Property-Free Multiverse

A review of 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

When History Is Lost in the Ether

Digital archiving is shoddy and incomplete, and it will hamper the ability of future generations to understand the current era.

The Simpsons: A Perfectly Cromulent Oral History, Part 1—Inside The Harvard Lampoon

The beginning of a series chronicling the making of the first decade of 'The Simpsons,' as told by its writing staff.

Looking to Polish Cinema

How Poland's films capture their national identity better than any other country's.

A Selfish Kind of Historical Relativism

The problem with imagining that the moment in which we live is somehow a chaotic historical aberration instead of fairly typical.

Oscars 2022 Watch Guide

The Dispatch staff (and friends) on this year's Best Picture contenders.

‘Studio 666’ is Nothing But a Good Time

The Foo Fighters play themselves in this comedy-horror romp, which promises joyful stupidity and provides exactly that.

Defiant Hope in a Dying City

A review of 'The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir.'