Eric A. Gordon: After all the scientific advances in understanding that humanity has painstakingly achieved, beating back superstition and ignorance, we know so much now about the universe that religion once sought to explain.
Walter G. Moss: Ferrante’s quartet is of epic proportions and deals with multiple family dynamics against a realistic background of social and political events.
If Corey, in a family backyard and a refurbished Los Angeles garage (his own, in fact), trained a generation of screen, television and stage artists, this remarkable saga begins with…the blacklist.
Walter Moss: In Manchester by the Sea, Lee is not consoled by his apparent Catholic religion. As he twice tells his nephew Patrick near the end of the film, “I can’t beat it.”
Robert M. Nelson: Revolutionary leaders are usually experts at the old rules. They realize the contradictions, break with the old ways, and point to a new direction. Tom Hayden was such a person.