Arts & Culture TelevisionJohn 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.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn AndersonJune 21, 2017
What “The Big Sick” gets at is how America undermines traditions from other countries, and always has.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn 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.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn AndersonMay 04, 2017
John Anderson reviews "Sacred," a documentary exploring various world religions.
Arts & Culture BooksJohn AndersonApril 20, 2017
John Anderson reviews "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders.
Arts & Culture TelevisionJohn AndersonMarch 21, 2017
“Call Me Francis” is unafraid to delve into Francis’ intellectual conflicts. But neither is it afraid to be funny.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn AndersonFebruary 24, 2017
Ava DuVernay's "13th," a documentary about mass incarceration of African Americans nominated for an Oscar, is full of good words and bad images.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn AndersonJanuary 24, 2017
Thanks to the arcane rules behind the foreign-language Oscar, sentimentality usually reigns supreme.
Arts & Culture IdeasJohn AndersonDecember 21, 2016
Martin Scorsese's new film will be elusive to the many and beloved by the few.
Arts & Culture FilmJohn AndersonNovember 22, 2016
Plenty of movies make you think. Far fewer allow you to think, which is something rather different. Take “Manchester by the Sea.”