Voices
John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonDecember 28, 2018
“Vice” isn’t a dishonest movie, exactly. It just enables dishonesty.
Clockwise from top left: "The Favourite," "The Death of Stalin," "First Reformed and "Roma"
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonDecember 21, 2018
The best movies from this year were about family, both natural and improvised.
Photo: Sony Pictures Classics
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonDecember 14, 2018
Nadine Labaki’s new film is set amid the supreme chaos of current-day Beirut.
Photo: Focus Features
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonDecember 07, 2018
The messages of “Mary” that can be applied to our own age are received early, and often.
Photo: Netflix
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 30, 2018
There is a richness to “Roma” that will likely take multiple viewings to absorb. Every gesture is revealing; every image is a window.
 Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’ (© 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 21, 2018
The short but contentious reign of Queen Anne serves as a study of unbridled ambition and ruthless power.
Faith Faith in Focus
John AndersonNovember 06, 2018
In the “current climate” it has evidently become much easier to hate. But it has also easy to feel self-satisfied about doing the smallest amount of good.
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury (photo: Fox)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 01, 2018
Queen’s Freddie Mercury was pop’s most flamboyant performer—a closeted icon who rode a gay aesthetic to stardom.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 12, 2018
Damien Chazelle’s "First Man" is a remarkably idiosyncratic movie, given the usual heroic/fantastic presentation on screen of space travel—or anything involving the heavens.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonOctober 04, 2018
“A Star Is Born” is not only among the most self-reflective of Hollywood vehicles but the most resilient; when clichés work they are called conventions.