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Film

At eighty, Casablanca embodies Hollywood high style

The movie still resonates with viewers even to this day

By Peter Tonguette

Film

Bullet Train is an unabashedly manly palette cleanser

An action movie can be good or woke, but not both

By Peter Tonguette

Television

The delight of Only Murders in the Building

In some ways, the series is about itself: the fun of following along with an investigation, however grisly

By Peter Tonguette

Culture

Charlie Rose, comeback king

Hasn’t he spent long enough in time-out?

By Peter Tonguette

Film

Buster’s land stand

Buster Keaton is again of the moment

By Peter Tonguette

Film

Richard Lester at ninety

He lent ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ the spirit of untamed frivolity

By Peter Tonguette

Film

Vacation time

The enduring popularity of the Vacation series reflects not just the American appetite for travel, but also that old American virtue of gung-ho optimism

By Peter Tonguette

Book Review

Fear thy neighbor

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense by Edward White reviewed

By Peter Tonguette

Art

The movies’ crush on ‘Auld Lang Syne’

Part of the song’s resonance surely comes from its sheer staying power

By Peter Tonguette

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