The comedy series doesn’t feel didactic—despite the fact that it features actual moral philosophy lessons.
Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more
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.
In both S-Town and Big Little Lies, there’s human depravity everywhere.
Several recent films and shows portray people of color with a complexity that James Baldwin once assumed was impossible for pop culture.
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.