George McCartney

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).

Latest by George McCartney in Chronicles

  • Orwell's <em>Coming Up for Air</em> Is Prophetic for Our Times
    December 30, 2020

    Orwell's Coming Up for Air Is Prophetic for Our Times

    George McCartney recalls a prophetic classic by George Orwell.

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  • A Spectrum of Violence
    January 2021

    A Spectrum of Violence

    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.

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  • What the Editors Are Reading: December 2020
    December 2020

    What the Editors Are Reading: December 2020

    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

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  • The Devil's Collectives
    December 2020

    The Devil's Collectives

    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.

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  • Dutiful Delirium
    November 2020

    Dutiful Delirium

    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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