Ernst Toller is not so different from the male anti-heroes at the heart of Paul Schrader's earlier, more sensational films.
Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more
On Damn, the hip-hop artist draws connections between guns, gangs, Wall Street corruption, and the 2016 election. It's a bold indictment of collective sin.
A podcast about Watergate and a TV drama about Weimar Germany remind us that we don't know how our own story will end.
Getting millions of Americans to consider the merits of black armed revolution against global oppression is no small feat.
The tech-focused series provides abundant fuel for ethical and theological debate.
The new Star Wars movie calls solo heroism into question—and offers a vision of communal goodness.
Films about struggling moms and toxic masculinity should challenge traditional gender roles, not applaud them.
The comedy series doesn’t feel didactic—despite the fact that it features actual moral philosophy lessons.
Darren Aronofsky's title character is the divine feminine, Mary, and Spirit; she's a little bit Gaia and a whole lot of the Feminine Principle.
In Ocean's 11, the thieves' sheer coolness reeled us in. It's a harder sell when the heroes day-drink themselves to sleep.
Kathryn Bigelow's film lays bare our assumptions about guilt and race.
The characters Beatriz and Gloria model resistance against powerful, immoral blowhards.
In three seasons, the show offered many different perspectives on how faith is made, formed, and lost.
The sitcom offers a complex and funny look at ethnicity, gender, and faith.
Resistance might not achieve its outer aims. Nevertheless, its inner life persists.