On Media

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Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

Stranger Things reassures us that the stories of the past can give us the courage to face whatever danger looms.
October 11, 2016
Preacher has enough violence to satisfy a small planet of adolescent boys. It also has church budget meetings.
August 17, 2016
If we are looking for the moment that precipitated our fall into the media blitz that is our common life, we might consider the O. J. trial.
July 18, 2016
When I walk and talk with a friend, we share an intimate experience. Listening to a podcast is similar.
July 14, 2016
Lemonade is a spectacular piece of visual theology. It offers hope for healing—not a generic healing, but the healing of black, female bodies.
June 20, 2016
Like Dmitri Karamazov, Robert Mapplethorpe knows that the beautiful is a battleground—and he's happy to play on the devil's side.
June 7, 2016
In The Lady in the Van, viewers see playwright Alan Bennett befriend a woman experiencing homelessness—and treat her as a human.
May 26, 2016
In an era of partisan politics, it's difficult to tell the truth. The complaints about Confirmation reveal a lack of progress.
May 13, 2016