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.
A documentary on Amy Winehouse shows the softer side of a hard-living jazz star.
The new Pixar film is poignant—and didactic.
A sequel to 2012’s death-squad documentary “The Act of Killing” lets survivors and victims’ families have their say.
Filling out the ramshackle choir loft of Sufjan Stevens and the Mountain Goats, beyond Sinead O’Connor.
A new album by the Mountain Goats explores rage, memory, masked heroes of the ring, and the unexpected Sunset Flip.
London’s National Theatre stages a philosophy of mind debate that seeks more than the God of the Gaps.
A book on renewing community through friendship offers hope in the face of uncertainty.