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.
“Crimson Peak” is as much a swoony Gothic love story as a horror film.
“Goodnight Mommy” is a haunting horror flick about everything we don’t know about other people’s lives.
Neflix original “BoJack Horseman” brings a cartoon spin to the recovering man-child.
Noah Baumbach’s new comedy about the friendship of two ambitious women conceals a soft heart under an acrid exterior.
His “Migration” series, reunited at MoMA, is social history raised to the level of art.
Bad advice, bad memories, mysticism, humiliation, class struggle, sleaze, and more of my favorite things.
The Neue Galerie captures Russia’s last moments of open artistic experimentation before the “short 20th century.”
The moralistic storytelling of “Trainwreck” results in a boring film.