Artful films like Just Mercy remain necessary — these are the kind of stories our troubled nation needs to hear if we are to move forward.
José Luis Trueba Lara’s anti-popularist history is the truest kind of people’s history.
The rarely staged Oberon is easy to love and will fascinate admirers of early nineteenth-century music.
The oft-neglected “other” great opera by Carl Maria von Weber, splendidly performed in 1955 and in remarkably clear and vivid sound. I hope this opera’s day will yet come.
The film’s modulated softness, its moments of quiet heartfelt sorrow, are testaments to a feminism that rejects political anger in order to embrace sisterly compassion.
The Report reminds us that elections can have consequences — after the Republicans take control of the Senate during the Obama era, the Senators who are asking the tough questions are either out of office or in the minority.
George MacKay’s astonishing turn lifts 1917 from pyrotechnical marvel to a shattering emotional experience.
We are seeing some very fine horror these days. You can’t throw a (fire) stick without having it land in some rotting corpse, a spooky cave, or in a serial killer’s cup of coffee.
If this collection has one failing, it is its attempt to make Flannery O’Connor into something she was not: “woke.”
Following the stories of these unique, gifted, and sadly overlooked individuals can be as gripping as the music they made together.