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George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles. He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).
1984 is a timeless classic, but we often overlook Orwell's other prophetic novel, "Coming Up for Air."
George McCartney recalls a prophetic classic by George Orwell.
Russell Crowe's Unhinged is an intimidating portrait of white, working class violence. In comparison, two other Hollywood films give us a more balanced treatment of the controlled use of force.
Taki Theodoracopulos reads Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century and George McCartney reads George Orwell's Coming Up for Air
When the cretinous backwoods characters of The Devil All the Time are not killing and raping one another, they are tearfully calling upon Jesus to save their souls. George McCartney reviews an ugly film that embraces collective nihilism.
In I'm Thinking of Ending Things, you can watch director Charlie Kaufman going mad, scene by scene. George McCartney reviews his latest, plus remembers a more coherent head-scratcher, The Ipcress File.
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