James Bowman EPPC-hosted Events


2014 Summer Movie Series

The Ethics and Public Policy Center and the Hudson Institute present Middle America and the Movies The Eighth Annual Summer Movie Series EPPC Resident Scholar and Movie Critic of The American Spectator James Bowman presents six movies set in the rural and small towns of America’s Mid-West in the last century. The movie series will […]

Why We Fight: War Movies and War, Then and Now

James Bowman, EPPC Resident Scholar and movie critic for The American Spectator, presents six movies reflecting how the culture has influenced and been influenced by World War II and by the lesser wars fought since then. The series will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between June 19th and July 24th at Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

The Enemy Within

In this summer’s movie series, EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman presents five films on the subject of loyalty and betrayal. Spanning nearly 60 years and made in a variety of styles with diverse purposes, all five movies may nevertheless be seen as engaging with E.M. Forster’s famous dictum: “If I had to choose between betraying […]

Heaven! We’re in Heaven!

In the newest EPPC Summer Movie Series, co-sponsored by the Hudson Institute and presented by EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, we’re leaving this life entirely to see how the movies have thought about the next one—a subject that for seventy years they have found surprisingly congenial and often treated with moving sensitivity. The series will […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

Follow the evolution of the pursuit of happiness in the movies from My Man Godfrey to The Pursuit of Happyness. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host his fourth annual summer movie series. The series will take place on successive Tuesday evenings […]

Crime and Punishment

Follow the evolution of crime in the movies from James Cagney to Fargo. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the books Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host a summer movie series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute and the […]

Isn’t It Romantic?

Follow the evolution of the movie romance from Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable in It Happened One Night to Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film and cultural critic of the American Spectator and author of the booka Honor: A History and Media Madness, will host […]

Is Chivalry Dead? And Should It Be?

When feminists identified masculine chivalry towards women as a tool of oppression, they took away from men, especially young men, a whole set of cultural expectations about how to behave towards the opposite sex. And the assumption of the sexes’ equality has meant that no new code has been put in its place. The result […]

The American Movie Hero

Follow the evolution of the American Movie Hero from Gary Cooper’s Sergeant Alvin York to Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones. EPPC Resident Scholar James Bowman, film critic of The American Spectator and The New York Sun and author of Honor: A History, will host a summer film series with commentary by Leon Kass (of the American Enterprise Institute […]