Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue

Oscars Alternatives

Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)

At this time of year, in the aftermath of the pomp and glamour of the Oscar nominations, I sometimes write a kind of catch-up essay, covering the Best Picture nominees that I failed to review. In this case, that would mean reviewing Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, which both cleaned up at the Golden Globes . . . and which both embody the total mediocrity that defined 2018 at the movies. And I’m afraid I just don’t have the willpower to do it. Not this issue. Maybe next time, on Oscar eve. Maybe.

Instead let me offer some Oscar counterprogramming,

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Law and Disorder

Amy L. Wax reviews Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, by Issa Kohler-Hausmann.

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Letters

Readers write in to address Kevin D. WIlliamson’s essay on Antifa and Douglas Murray’s recent comments on hate crimes.
The Week

The Week

Everyone watched on television, but it was a defensive, low-scoring affair. The Super Bowl was kind of boring, too.

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