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.
How a revival of “spiritual friendship” can help spouses as well as singles.
Whether LGBTQ or GOP, labels should be probed for what they are trying to name.
A fearsome little horror film that is all monster, no message
Talk of health and wealth cannot substitute for sublimity and attraction in human motivations.
America’s preeminent Christian novelist explores baptism, works, and redemption.
How U.S. medicine is changing the way the world loses its mind.
Religion, sexuality, and ambition make a volatile mix at a black Christian boys’ prep school.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art puts the fun back in funerals.
An Iranian-Californian vampire flick lives up to the hype.
Progressive social scientists want to help poor people but won’t learn from them.
A woman has one weekend to beg for her job in the Dardenne brothers’ harrowing new film.
Something under the bed is sobbing.