John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
SALESMEN. Richard Dawkins, left, and Lawrence Krauss, in Oxford, England
John AndersonNovember 26, 2013
‘The Unbelievers’ follows two superstars of neo-atheism: Richard Dawkins and Larry Krauss.
Matthew McConaughey, right, in “Dallas Buyers Club”
John AndersonNovember 20, 2013
John Anderson reviews “Dallas Buyers Club,” nominated for best picture in the weekend's Academy Awards.
Collateral Damage: Marcia Gay Harden, left, and Zac Efron, center, in 'Parkland'
John AndersonOctober 11, 2013
The most important news photographer of the 20th century was a Russian-Jewish immigrant clothing manufacturer from Dallas, Texas, who almost left his camera home on the day his life went crazy. Abraham Zapruder, whose half-minute film has fueled a half century of conspiracy theories, recorded a pres
Joseph Gordon Levitt and Scarlett Johansson in 'Don Jon'
John AndersonOctober 08, 2013
Joseph Gordon Levitt's 'Don Jon' is an Augustinian journey through cinematic excess.
John AndersonMay 09, 2013
Baz Luhrmann presents an overwrought 'Gatsby' for the digital age
John AndersonMarch 21, 2013
If it only had a brain, one is tempted to suggest, Oz the Great and Powerful might have been as welcome as spring. Still, it is not an entirely brainless movie or completely lacking a heart. And it certainly has nerve: Positioned as the very presumptive heir to “The Wizard of Oz,” perhap
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John AndersonMarch 19, 2013
The urgent message of 'A Place at the Table'
Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty'
John AndersonJanuary 17, 2013
Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' is a masterpiece of ambiguity.
John AndersonNovember 26, 2012
Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' is a canonization fer sure, as Abe might say.
John AndersonOctober 08, 2012

Paul Thomas Anderson's  'The Master'