Voices
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.
Kate Micucci, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza in "The Little Hours" (photo: Sundance)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 15, 2017
Surprise and outrage are two of the basic tools of comedy, and no one expects these sweet-looking sisters to sound like sailors.
Holi, India. Photo: Argot Pictures
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 04, 2017
John Anderson reviews "Sacred," a documentary exploring various world religions.
Abraham Lincoln. Source: Alexander Gardner, 1863
Arts & Culture Books
John AndersonApril 20, 2017
John Anderson reviews "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonMarch 21, 2017
“Call Me Francis” is unafraid to delve into Francis’ intellectual conflicts. But neither is it afraid to be funny.