On Media

A screen at a library

Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

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
A screen in a sanctuary used to be a signal that a congregation had taken a side in the worship wars. Now it's just a sign that a church is open and functioning.
September 21, 2015

Pages