Several recent films and shows portray people of color with a complexity that James Baldwin once assumed was impossible for pop culture.
Reviews of film, TV, and more
Being in the audience felt like a communal experience, almost a liturgical one.
Martin Doblmeier’s new documentary shows how theology drives our use of power.
What counts as truth in a post-truth world? Run the Jewels 3 makes the case that truth sounds like rap music.
Silence is both a historical film and a timeless commentary on power and persecution.
Escapism can be delightful. But artistic creation also uses the fodder of daily life.
This Is Us depicts the dangers of life alone and the complications of life together.
The new Black Panther series uses genre conventions to say something true.
Westworld’s claim is that memory leads to consciousness, which leads to violence.
Fantastic Beasts diagnoses how rising fear leads to demonizing others.