Reviews

Report on the Atlas Shrugged movie preview

The Hudson Theater preview for the Atlas Shrugged movie included many comments from not only the producers, but also the screenwriter and many others involved behind the scenes. Here's a full report.

Atlas Shrugged movie: The first 10 minutes

Last night John Aglialoro showcased a ten-minute clip from the new Atlas Shrugged movie for an exclusive audience in NYC. Here's a detailed description of what we saw -- and what it portends for the final movie.

To Be an Actress

Some elements of the human spirit cannot be subdued. Holocaust survivor Nava Shean's dedication to acting, in the face of great peril, is a testament to just such strength and passion.

Isabel Paterson: The Woman and the Dynamo

While Ayn Rand rightly gets quite a bit of press lately for her writings, her former mentor Isabel Paterson has been largely forgotten by history. Is it time for a revival?

Slumdog Millionaire

In the depths of poverty and despair, the light of human intelligence and integrity can still shine brightly, cheerfully defying the odds. Welcome to the premise of 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

Agora: A new film in defense of reason

A serious, intelligent film that stands up for science and freedom of thought and against the forces of mysticism and ignorance? And it's now in theaters? Believe it!

Photos by Carlo Valsecchi

Sunlit steel mills with sprawling industrial galleries and the glowing insides of an arc furnace... Scenes from Atlas Shrugged? No, but Carlo Valsecchi's photographs certainly feel like they're from Rand's novel.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Anne C. Heller's new biography offers fascinating glimpses of the influences that helped shape not only Ayn Rand's life, but also certain aspect of her novels. It's a book you'll want to read for yourself.

Did Ayn Rand Influence Ken Follett?

Ken Follett's novels are not only inspiring and well-written, but also reveal thematic and stylistic choices similar to those in Ayn Rand's novels. Could it be more than a coincidence?

The Three Worlds of Ayn Rand

Anne C. Heller's new biography Ayn Rand and the World She Made accomplishes something unique, providing a compelling portrait of Ayn Rand that suffers neither from cynicism nor inappropriate adulation.