Voices
John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonAugust 01, 2018
Her gift for solving puzzles is not a superpower. It is not a cure for cancer. But it is an indication that inside Agnes has untapped intellect.
Author Andrew Solomon and his father, Howard Solomon, in Rachel Dretzin’s documentary "Far From the Tree." (Courtesy of Sundance Selects.)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 20, 2018
The documentary version of Andrew Solomon's book emphasizes the love parents have for children with autism, deafness and other unexpected identities.
Elsie Fisher (photo: A24)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 16, 2018
Bo Burnham’s new movie is a joyous reminder that 13 is not, in fact, the best year of your life.
Photo Courtesy of Amazon Studios. Photo credit: © Lauren Greenfield, all rights reserved.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 13, 2018
Lauren Greenfield’s new documentary says little about spiritual emptiness and the desperate ways in which people try to fill it.
Fred Rogers on the set of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (Jim Judkis/Focus Features)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 08, 2018
The movie about children's TV host Fred Rogers, directed by Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom”), is sturdy and unavoidably sentimental.
German filmmaker Wim Wenders is pictured in this undated photo with Pope Francis during the production of his documentary film, "Pope Francis — A Man of His Word." (CNS photo/Vatican Media, handout)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 17, 2018
In a new documentary from Wim Wenders, Francis is sober, consoling, occasionally sad and always jesuitical.
Reverend Toller is a cleric cut from the cloth of Graham Greene’s “whiskey priest” (photo: A24).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 17, 2018
Reverend Toller is a cleric cut from the cloth of Graham Greene’s “whiskey priest.”
Robert F. Kennedy (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonApril 27, 2018
The scope of Kennedy’s story possesses a grandeur missing from Washington right now. 
Father Gabriele Amorth performing an excorism in ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonApril 18, 2018
In “The Devil and Father Amorth,” William Friedkin turns to reality.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonApril 06, 2018
On July 18, 1969, Edward M. Kennedy drove his car off the bridge on Chappaquiddick Island.