Stories by Andrew O'Hehir

Andrew O'Hehir is a senior writer for Salon. subscribe to Andrew O'Hehir's feed

Posted on: Dec 25, 2013, Source: Salon

The year's top 10, from Sarah Polley's family chronicle to "12 Years a Slave" to Scorsese's audacious comeback.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2013, Source: Salon.com

A selection of recent releases to entertain in-laws and teenagers alike (and a few for just the grown-ups).

Posted on: Oct 5, 2013, Source: Salon.com

What we can learn from the Philadelphia firebombing of 1985.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2013, Source: Salon

The drug war and the terror war have poisoned our justice system.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2013, Source: Salon.com

Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard are terrific, but the soapy "Lovelace" tells only part of a fascinating story.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Faux educational documentary makes the point that the 'war on drugs' will never be won and is an unmitigated disaster

Posted on: Jun 22, 2013, Source: Salon

Brad Pitt's $200 million zombie epic is exciting cinema, but its sloppy, lazy script rips off many better films.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2013, Source: Salon

As in Huxley, Philip Dick, and "The Matrix," we chose the simulacrum of democracy and “freedom” instead of the real things.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Why did this story drive the whole country nuts? Because we traded rights for "security," and didn't get either.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2013, Source: Salon

After a right-wing coup crushed the reforms of Vatican II, one scholar says the last two popes are illegitimate.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2012, Source: Salon.com

Maybe film culture isn't dying just yet: The year in movies brought richness and breadth — and controversy!

Posted on: Dec 8, 2012, Source: Salon.com

What does the awfulness of most Yule-themed movies tell us about the reality of our so-called favorite holiday?

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: Salon

FDR is depicted as a blithe, womanizing creep who makes JFK and John Edwards look like bumbling frat boys.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: Salon.com

120 million voters united only by the belief that the other side’s candidate was a nightmare, was only the most recent illustration of a profound cultural divide in American life.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2012, Source: Salon.com

While the candidates talk tough on al-Qaida and Iran's imaginary bomb, the real threats facing us go ignored

Posted on: Oct 25, 2012, Source: Salon

An alarming, hilarious documentary revisits the Tea Party-fueled fight over evolution and Obama in school textbooks.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Salon

To play a doddering old fool in public, in a vain attempt to bolster the most vapid, empty-suited loser in American political history – that’s just a bitter reminder of what time and tide will do to us all, no matter how badass we may be.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2012, Source: Salon

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix are amazing in the just released film, Paul Thomas Anderson's gorgeous fable.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2012, Source: Salon

In her new book, Joan Walsh discusses the complex story of why many in the white working class turned conservative.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: Salon

From the Muslim witch hunt to Hollywood's "The Watch," the paranoid style still infects our culture.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2012, Source: Salon

With "Savages," a hallucinatory and violent pot saga, the director returns to the days of "Natural Born Killers"

Posted on: Jun 7, 2012, Source: Salon

"Prometheus," the long-awaited "Alien" prequel, is an enthralling popcorn spectacle.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2012, Source: Salon

Summer movies beyond Batman, from male strippers to a Depression neo-noir to Matthew McConaughey's big comeback.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012, Source: Salon

A daring, novelistic and unforgettable account of the real lives of female prostitutes in three very different countries and social contexts.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2012, Source: Salon

With its sex-obsessed young heroine, "Turn Me On, Dammit!" goes where few movies have gone.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: Salon

Emily Browning bares all in Australian director Julia Leigh's disturbing fable of a world without consequences.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: Salon

Director David Cronenberg's new film, starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen, looks at the relationship between Freud, Jung, and Sabina Spielrein.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2001, Source: Salon

A stark and beautiful film traces an Afghan woman's journey across a landscape we may never understand.