Jake McDorman

Best film Oscar nominee offers a fresh take on a familiar tale.
Lets get this out of the way: As the awards season gathers pace, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut Lady Bird is in severe danger of being overhyped. Be warned, it’s the kind of modest, indie coming-of-age story we’ve seen a million times. Set...
Complex figure hits home for Clint.
Michael Herr was a minor film critic when he went to Vietnam to cover the war there in 1967 for Esquire. He dug in deep. In 1977, he published Dispatches, a collection of his reportage. On the back of my battered, much-read paperback of it is...