CODE BREAKERS. Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Strong in "The Imitation Game."
John P. McCarthyNovember 24, 2014
John P. McCarthy on 'The Imitation Game' and the brilliant, tragic Life of Alan Turing
Film
John P. McCarthyJuly 01, 2014
John P. McCarthy reviews Andrew Rossi's 'Ivory Tower,' a documentary film on the uncertain future of American higher education.
Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan and Tony Revolori
Film
John P. McCarthyMarch 26, 2014
Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
Books
John P. McCarthyMarch 12, 2014
The dysfunction that plagues Washington D C is usually attributed to ideological division and the attendant unwillingness to compromise A contrary explanation is discernible in Mark Leibovich rsquo s chatty book This Town According to Leibovich ldquo the city far from being hopelessly divide
Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave"
Film
John P. McCarthyOctober 08, 2013
Today, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Film
John P. McCarthyJune 29, 2013
We claim to want art that challenges our assumptions. Yet cutting through the build up from our education and enculturation isn’t easy. It is especially difficult when the art we hope will entertain us also seeks to inform us about well-known historical events.The new movie “Copperhead&r
Film
John P. McCarthyOctober 15, 2012

Andrea Arnold’s 'Wuthering Heights'

Film
John P. McCarthyJuly 30, 2012

'Beasts of the Southern Wild' finds buried links between morality and a threatened ecosystem.

Film
John P. McCarthyApril 16, 2012

'Habemus Papam,' an Italian satire

Film
John P. McCarthyJanuary 02, 2012

The salubrious 'War Horse' offers an understated anti-war message.