John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
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.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 22, 2019
The fact that there is a big-screen “Mr. Rogers movie” is no surprise, nor is the casting of Tom Hanks as the children’s television host.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 15, 2019
“Parasite” delivers an epic lesson in class warfare.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 08, 2019
Noah Baumbach’s remarkably scripted new film might just as well have been called “End of a Marriage Story.”
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 01, 2019
The filmmaker Errol Morris gives us several reasons to recoil in his controversial profile and interview with the former White House strategist Steve Bannon.
‘The Irishman’ focuses on hitman Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro) and Sheeran’s years-long relationship with the longtime Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) (photo: Netflix).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 31, 2019
Scorsese is certainly the great Catholic filmmaker of our times, one who regards sin as something that must be confronted or even embraced in order to be understood.