Voices
John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Alexandre Guérin (Melvil Poupaud), right, plays a sexual abuse victim in ‘By the Grace of God’ (photo: IMDB).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 17, 2019
François Ozon has created a film that is connected organically to its subject matter, one that breathes and writhes and grieves in synch with its victims.
Antonio Banderas in ‘Pain and Glory’ (photo: Fox Searchlight)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 09, 2019
Growing up, the plan for Pedro Almodóvar was to become a priest. Instead he became one of the world’s great directors.
Renée Zellweger is Judy Garland in ‘Judy’ (photo: BBC Films)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonSeptember 28, 2019
In “Judy,” the utterly endearing Judy Garland—birdlike, brittle, addicted to pills and booze—is also a junkie for the standing O.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt at their most charismatic in Quentin Tarrantino’s new film (photo: IMDB).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 26, 2019
We must accept that Quentin Tarantino will never make a serious movie—by which is meant a movie that takes itself seriously.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 11, 2019
“American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel” is about like-minded liberal Christians joining forces in a ruthlessly Republican landscape where people talk more religion than they practice.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 21, 2019
Woody’s penchant for self-sacrifice is just one of the aspects that has been recycled for “Toy Story 4” and while you would have to be a Grinch to find any faults in the new film, there are a few.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 14, 2019
On June 17, 2015, a 23-year-old white supremacist killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 29, 2019
There is a very Christian concept underlying “Rocketman,” namely Elton’s redemption—even if it is from his own biography.
Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in ‘Aladdin.’ (CNS photo/Disney)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 24, 2019
There was a moment during “Aladdin” when I thought, “This would have made a terrific animated movie.”
Tolkien is played both convincingly and charmingly by Nicholas Hoult (photo: Fox Searchlight).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 07, 2019
The John Ronald Reuel Tolkien of Dome Karukoski’s film has all the raw ingredients he needs to become J. R. R. Tolkien.