Film & Arts
What kind of people don’t see their only sibling for years, then show up at her husband’s funeral? What kind of Irish joke are you?
"Rosewater"—set in an Iranian prison—is painful, poignant, at times funny and humanizing. "Nightcrawler"—a monster movie that wants to be a social indictment—isn't.
The reduction of character and motive to diagrammable banalities seems of a piece with this film’s lack of interest in creating anything resembling human emotion.
To her fans—and there are many, from critic James Wood to Barack Obama—Robinson shows that old-fashioned virtues like seriousness and simplicity are still virtues.
From its inception Amazon has sought to disrupt the traditional bookselling market. Now France is trying to disrupt Amazon while protecting independent bookstores.
What’s quietly revelatory about 'Love Is Strange' is that its creators didn’t feel the need to turn it into a social-protest document.
'Calvary' belongs in a select company of films that deal powerfully with the plight of a priest who finds himself at odds with his community.
David Kertzer traces the church’s relationship to Italian fascism through a series of vivid biographical sketches.
Solon Simmons sifts through 'Meet the Press's' archive to show how sharply Washington’s conversation over economic equality has changed over seven decades.
Her sixteenth birthday party is tonight. / In the next room, the Lord lets there be light. ...
Jennifer Senior’s 'All Joy and No Fun' is more serious than its playful cover implies. Why do people have children at all now that having them is not a necessity?