Author Archives: Eve Tushnet

About Eve Tushnet

Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She blogs at Patheos and has written for Commonweal, USA Today, and the Weekly Standard, among other publications. She is working on a book on vocation for gay Catholics. Her email is [email protected] and she can be found on Twitter at @evetushnet.

Escape From Detroit

Don’t Breathe is an effective horror flick whose least-effective elements hide its real insights.

The Right to Look Your Judge in the Eye

Equality is found in the brute fact that we are individual, embodied human beings.

There’s No Cure for Vice

Today’s newest antiheroes don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are: terrible people.

Humiliation and Reconciliation

What medieval penance can tell us about making modern-day amends.

City of Good Intentions

The nation’s capital is divided into dateline Washington and hometown DC.

The Holey Family

In the film Little Sister, everybody is damaged and betrayed—but they are genuinely forgiven.

Tower Block Dystopia

In High-Rise, the initial glamour of 1970s modernism descends into decadence and violence.

Famous Monsters of Filmland

Tim Powers weaponizes nostalgia in a novel haunted by the past.

Poor Citizenship

A coming-of-age film highlights how even in communist Cuba, faith sustains the underclass.

Love and Death in the Multiverse

Constellations is a moving exploration of the human drive for control.

Out in the Fields with God

“The Witch” is a powerful brew of family tragedy, religious drama, and horror show.

Stephen King’s Doubt

The novel ‘Revival’ mixes Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft to depict an untrusting America.

Exterminatrix

Revisiting Sarah Schulman’s satire-tragedy of 1990s New York City

‘Hamilton’ and the Romance of Government

The hit Broadway musical risks becoming a love song to America’s regime.

Discipline and Rupture at Christmastime

Reading Foucault and de Caussade into an Advent carol of relief over reform

Jingle All the Way to Hell

“Krampus” is a fun romp into Christmas horror, but fails to execute a potentially iconic premise.

Moral Combat

“Winners and Losers,” now playing in DC, is a cutting, suspenseful romp.

Snow White, Blood Red

“Crimson Peak” is as much a swoony Gothic love story as a horror film.

A Mother Under Wraps

“Goodnight Mommy” is a haunting horror flick about everything we don’t know about other people’s lives.

A Washed-Out Dr. House—With Hooves

Neflix original “BoJack Horseman” brings a cartoon spin to the recovering man-child.

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