Arts & CultureBooks
Rob Weinert-Kendt
The highest tribute I can offer this biography is that it is not unlike a Nichols film itself: incisive, dense with detail yet somehow brisk.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jack Nuelle
Revisiting this classic story in this time of isolation offers a new perspective on quarantine, and indeed a new perspective on journeys themselves.
Photo still from ‘Francesco,’ a documentary from Evgeny Afineevsky
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
“Francesco” dissolves much of the distance between the pope and the people of all faiths who embrace him.
FaithFilm
Patricia Lawler Kenet
Classic “nun movies” are awash in sentimentality and melodrama, barely scratching the surface of their protagonists’ inner lives. But Patricia Lawler Kenet writes that she could not get enough of them.
Daniel Kaluuya, center, in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” (CNS photo/Glen Wilson, Warner Bros.)
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
The “messiah” of the title is Fred Hampton, a Black Panther leader, orator, organizer and, in 1969, a 21-year-old murder victim at the hands of Chicago police.
This is a scene from the movie "Minari." (CNS photo/Melissa Lukenbaugh, A24) 
Arts & CultureFilm
Eve Tushnet
Arkansas is a land of opportunity for the Yis, as well as the site of their suffering.