Voices
John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
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.
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.