John Anderson is a television critic for The Wall Street Journal and a contributor to The New York Times.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 21, 2019
Woody’s penchant for self-sacrifice is just one of the aspects that has been recycled for “Toy Story 4” and while you would have to be a Grinch to find any faults in the new film, there are a few.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 14, 2019
On June 17, 2015, a 23-year-old white supremacist killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 29, 2019
There is a very Christian concept underlying “Rocketman,” namely Elton’s redemption—even if it is from his own biography.
Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in ‘Aladdin.’ (CNS photo/Disney)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 24, 2019
There was a moment during “Aladdin” when I thought, “This would have made a terrific animated movie.”
Tolkien is played both convincingly and charmingly by Nicholas Hoult (photo: Fox Searchlight).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonMay 07, 2019
The John Ronald Reuel Tolkien of Dome Karukoski’s film has all the raw ingredients he needs to become J. R. R. Tolkien.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonApril 12, 2019
The new film is in many ways an act of love, an effort to tell its story both freshly and honestly, with fidelity to Scripture.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonApril 05, 2019
Under a remarkably convincing recreation of 1819 England is both the brutality and the self-righteousness exhibited by the haves, when the have-nots ask for more.
Photo courtesy History
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonMarch 22, 2019
A new series on History approaches Jesus and his followers as humans rather than as stained-glass icons.
Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman in ‘The Bells of St. Mary‘s’ (photo: Alamy)
Arts & Culture Books
John AndersonMarch 08, 2019
Crosby was the most Catholic superstar the United States has ever seen.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonFebruary 06, 2019
Who, exactly, was the fastidious, mustachioed Hercule Poirot?