On Media

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Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

In Jessica Jones, the superhero villain's control over people is chilling because we recognize it. It plays out in ordinary abusive relationships.
February 16, 2016
One might expect Spotlight to be fascinating because of the victims' stories. But it's the focus on clerical and legal institutions that grabs the viewer.
February 3, 2016
Rectify is unlike any series I've watched. Its slow burn reveals the viewer as well as the characters in the story.
January 20, 2016
"What was the point of that movie?" my son asked, without hostility. He knew that what he'd seen was about more than what he'd seen.
January 5, 2016
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street uses a combination of magic and realism that depicts real life far better than any other family television show I've seen.
December 28, 2015
The documentary Chaplains raises a fundamental issue for Christian chaplaincy: what is its relationship to the church?
December 10, 2015
It could have been any academic conference—except that Catwoman was on my left and a fully dressed hobbit was on my right.
November 25, 2015

Promo for Mars

NASA is, to say the least, enthusiastic about The Martian. The film is a really, really good commercial for a future budgetary request.
October 27, 2015
It's hard to watch Straight Outta Compton and not think of #BlackLivesMatter. But this is not explicitly a movie about politics or race.
October 13, 2015

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