Reviews of film, TV, and more
The sitcom offers a complex and funny look at ethnicity, gender, and faith.
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.
The Truth podcast—with actors' voices, music, and sound effects—is a radio drama for today.
Nat Turner led a slave rebellion. He also heard the voice of God.
On HBO's new series, a young Muslim is accused of murder. But whether he's guilty isn't the point.
Stranger Things reassures us that the stories of the past can give us the courage to face whatever danger looms.
In a gallery or on Instagram, a camera's lens poses ethical questions.
It’s too bad that Bad Moms sets up its conflict as one between women.