‘The Commune’ is a Punishing Movie
After the Storm is a slow movie about a hard passage in middle-aged life.
Snakish is a novel about decline and fall, the passing of a way of life.
A movie about a haunted Ouija board has surprising depth—until it falls apart.
Brent Bozell, an architect of the conservative movement, ended up trusting an order no man could impose.
Don’t Breathe is an effective horror flick whose least-effective elements hide its real insights.
Equality is found in the brute fact that we are individual, embodied human beings.
Today’s newest antiheroes don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are: terrible people.
What medieval penance can tell us about making modern-day amends.
In the film Little Sister, everybody is damaged and betrayed—but they are genuinely forgiven.
Tim Powers weaponizes nostalgia in a novel haunted by the past.
A coming-of-age film highlights how even in communist Cuba, faith sustains the underclass.
Constellations is a moving exploration of the human drive for control.
“The Witch” is a powerful brew of family tragedy, religious drama, and horror show.
The novel ‘Revival’ mixes Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft to depict an untrusting America.
Revisiting Sarah Schulman’s satire-tragedy of 1990s New York City
The hit Broadway musical risks becoming a love song to America’s regime.
Reading Foucault and de Caussade into an Advent carol of relief over reform
“Krampus” is a fun romp into Christmas horror, but fails to execute a potentially iconic premise.
“Winners and Losers,” now playing in DC, is a cutting, suspenseful romp.