Woody Harrelson and Frances McDormand in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (photo: Fox Searchlight)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 08, 2017
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” contains enough guilt to keep the town's confessionals busy for months.
Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird (Photo: A24)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 02, 2017
Lady Bird, with her magenta hair and acne, is an original; Greta Gerwig, appropriately, takes chances.
Melissa Leo as the fearsome Reverend Mother Marie St. Claire (Sony Pictures Classics)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 01, 2017
Set in the early ’60s, “Novitiate” is yet another tale of the trauma suffered by the religious and their orders in the wake of the Second Vatican Council.
Josh Gad, Chadwick Bosman and Sterling K. Brown in 'Marshall' (Open Road Films)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 12, 2017
He might get a shotgun escort when he leaves town, but Thurgood Marshall is the Lone Ranger of civil rights.
Padraic Delany as Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms in 1517. (Courtesy of Jake Thomas/PBS)
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonSeptember 11, 2017
The two-hour film portrays the "simple monk" Martin Luther as more of a Catholic than he is generally thought to be.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonSeptember 08, 2017
"The Good Catholic," out in theaters today, tells the story of an idealistic young priest, Daniel who is happy in his work, unhappy in his faith.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonAugust 11, 2017
In the wake of Vatican II, the teaching nuns of a convent find their way of life being jettisoned by a revenue-challenged church.
Courtesy of Sundance Institute.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 26, 2017
The people behind “An Inconvenient Truth” can be forgiven for indulging in a bit of “I told you so” in their follow-up film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
Laurie Davidson as William Shakespeare in "Will" (photo: TNT)
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonJuly 08, 2017
The story of Shakespeare is eternally appealing, because we want to know what confluence of circumstances, or divine blessing, could produce such a towering figure.
Emily (Zoe Kazan) and Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) in "The Big Sick." Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 21, 2017
What “The Big Sick” gets at is how America undermines traditions from other countries, and always has.