Films

Jennifer Jones and Vincent Price in ‘The Song of Bernadette' (photo: alamy.com)
Eve Tushnet December 07, 2018
"The Song of Bernadette" follows a classic horror-film structure in order to make a theological point that could not be more urgent.
Photo: Focus Features
John Anderson December 07, 2018
The messages of “Mary” that can be applied to our own age are received early, and often.
Photo: Kino Swiat
“Tragic characters like these, who seem tangled in sin, are always a call to conversion,” said one Polish primate.
Photo: Netflix
John Anderson November 30, 2018
There is a richness to “Roma” that will likely take multiple viewings to absorb. Every gesture is revealing; every image is a window.
 Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’ (© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
John Anderson November 21, 2018
The short but contentious reign of Queen Anne serves as a study of unbridled ambition and ruthless power.
Brandon Sanchez November 20, 2018
The shimmer of liberal democracy has been tarnished with grit and grime, wear and tear. We are stuck in the ring, brawling in our stars-and-stripes shorts.