On Media

A screen at a library

Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more

Return of Han

Augustine said the lesson's content is not as important as the teacher's desire. Passion is what instructs—and I'm teaching my children Star Wars.
August 2, 2015
As I watched Inside Out, I found myself thinking about Augustine's assertion that we are what we love and what we hate.
July 22, 2015
Of all the violence on Game of Thrones, one scene from the fifth season stands out in public opinion as particularly horrific.
July 6, 2015
U2's subway prank created a strange sort of intimacy and spontaneous community. I felt a similar dynamic at play at a recent funeral.
June 23, 2015
Watching Inside Amy Schumer or Broad City, you might conclude that sex is all young women think about. There is something refreshing about this.
June 8, 2015
Scandal and New Girl are not ordinarily “about” race. But as national conversations on police violence intensify, they’ve stepped into the discussion.
May 27, 2015
Typical superheroes have no religion; they are quasi-religious saviors. This makes the hero of the new Netflix series Daredevil unusual.
May 14, 2015
The generational gap between 25 and 42 might seem not that great. But Noah Baumbach has explored the subtle differences in many films.
April 29, 2015
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a strange combination: a relentlessly upbeat comedy about surviving abuse.
April 15, 2015
In Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan takes characters he created for Breaking Bad and deepens and humanizes them
March 30, 2015

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