John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Nazario Gerardi plays Francis in “The Little Flowers of St. Francis” (The Criterion Collection)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 01, 2020
Encountering Roberto Rossellini’s “The Flowers of St. Francis,” which turns 70 this year, will be an odd experience for most first-timers.
Photo: Netflix
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonApril 17, 2020
When someone refers to a “foul” system, he is not talking only about law enforcement and prosecution.
Photo: CBN Films
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMarch 14, 2020
Patrick deserves better than green beer and leprechauns, and he gets it in a new documentary.
Bartosz Bielenia in Boze Cialo (“Corpus Christi”) (IMDB)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonFebruary 18, 2020
“Corpus Christi” is not a critique of Catholicism, though; it may not even be a deliberately Catholic film, writes film critic John Anderson.
Some recent best picture winners, clockwise from top left: “Crash,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Greenbook” and “Spotlight” (photo: CNS/Fox Searchlight/IMDB)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonFebruary 04, 2020
The morality of the Academy Awards may be suspect. But there is a conscience at work.
Jude Law and John Malkovich in “The New Pope” (photo: HBO)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJanuary 17, 2020
A TV review is not, perhaps, the forum to determine that, but it should be noted that God is ever present.
’The Cave’ is a portrait of courage under fire, resilience and hope (photo: National Geographic).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJanuary 10, 2020
“The Cave” is something of a talking-dog movie: You’re astounded it exists, never mind what it has to say.
Arts & Culture Ideas
John AndersonJanuary 08, 2020
A visit to the pope’s old haunts.
Clockwise from top left: ‘Diane, ‘Parasite,’ ‘The Two Popes’ and ‘Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood’ (IMDB, Netflix). 
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonDecember 19, 2019
Let’s be real: When it comes to the best films of a given year, the best film is the one you liked best.
Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins deliver astounding performances in ‘The Two Popes’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 26, 2019
The film addresses the weightiest questions confronting the church—and not just about financial crimes and sexual abuse.