Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019)

Movies

A death without a body From the beginning my goal in Critique has been to call attention to films that are worth discussion and…

Conspiracy (Frank Pierson, 2001)

Movies

What does evil look like? Once upon a time the face of evil was easily recognizable at least in the movies. It looked like…

Amazing Grace (Alan Elliot & Sydney Pollack, 2018)

Movies / Music

The power of gospel The gospel music tradition has its roots in the 17th century with Christian hymns and spirituals sung in black churches,…

Good Omens (Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, 2019)

Movies

Responding to satire I came to appreciate Neil Gaiman as a storyteller and fantasy author by reading his 2001 novel American Gods. In it…

Our Planet (David Attenborough; 2019)

Creation / Movies

Wonder and stewardship Each episode of Our Planet (2019) opens with the same dazzling image. The camera is in space, hovering above the surface of…

Russian Doll (Leslye Headland, Jamie Babbit, Natasha Lyonne, 2019)

Movies

Playing with time, reality and death Russian Dollis not a movie. It’s a Netflix (2019) series of eight half hour programs that I binge…

Indivisible (David G. Evans, 2018)

Movies

Living with War: A Job-like wondering met with silence Making their way to Panama in late 1989 to overthrow the drug-running regime of Manuel…

First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2018)

Movies

The Sickness unto Death First Reformed is a film about depression and despair. While the two may go hand in hand, they are not…

An Inspector Calls (Aisling Walsh, 2015)

Movies

I am responsible for what I know The story of An Inspector Calls occurs in April 1912, and the action takes place in a…

The Post (Steven Spielberg, 2018)

Movies

The free press in a democracy In 1971 the United States was at war in Viet Nam, and I was eligible for the draft.…