George McCartney

George McCartney, a professor of English at St. John's College, is film editor for Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of Evelyn Waugh and the Modernist Tradition (Transaction).

Latest by George McCartney in Chronicles

  • Revisiting the Round Table
    October 2021

    Revisiting the Round Table

    Director David Lowery takes on medieval patriarchy in his film The Green Knight, a modern retelling of one of the most famous tales of the Arthurian legend.

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  • The Troubled Waves of Stillwater
    September 2021

    The Troubled Waves of Stillwater

    Stillwater is a fundamentally dishonest retelling of the Amanda Knox case. Our film editor reviews the latest Matt Damon vehicle, and reflects on the 1947 film noir Body and Soul.

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  • Inconvenient Children
    August 2021

    Inconvenient Children

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a Planned Parenthood propaganda film in the guise of a sober docudrama about abortion. These Wilder Years handles the same difficult female circumstance, but with comparative sanity, back in 1956.

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  • Seeing Through a Glass Darkly
    July 2021

    Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

    Hallucinations, murderous husbands, and paintings based on mystic Swedish philosophy haunt the minds of troubled women in The Woman in the Window and Things Heard & Seen.

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  • Till Death Do Us Part
    June 2021

    Till Death Do Us Part

    Two extremes of the married life are explored in the films Happily and The Father. We see on the one hand the bliss of a youthful, newly married couple, and on the other the descent into madness of an elderly widower.

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