John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonSeptember 14, 2018
The film tells the story of Louie Zamperini, who spent 47 days at sea before being rescued, imprisoned and tortured by the Japanese.
In “The Apparition,” a 16-year-old novice named Anna reports a vision of the Blessed Virgin (image: Music Box Films).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonSeptember 07, 2018
In Xavier Giannoli’s new movie, an intrepid reporter is asked by the Vatican to compile a report on a reputed miracle.
The director Ernst Lubitsch with Garry Cooper and Claudette Colbert (photo: Alamy.com)
Arts & Culture Books
John AndersonAugust 31, 2018
Censors “complained that they knew what Lubitsch was saying, but they couldn’t figure out how he was saying it.” 
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonAugust 31, 2018
The relationship between Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband, Marty, is a huge part of why “RBG” has struck a chord with audiences.
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.