Reviews

Reviews

‘Blonde’ indulges artist, not audience: Ocean’s highly-anticipated album leaves fans lost and confused

    “Where’s the album, Frank?” That’s the question Frank Ocean fans have been asking since 2014, when he announced his second album, “Blonde.” A far cry...

Love, loss, and the limits of poetry: ‘Once in the West’ travels through suffering...

  If Christian Wiman’s life story is a journey, then “Once in the West” is the road map, drawn in a riot of color that...

Wiman suffers with silence: ‘Every Riven Thing’ struggles with the silence of God

The silence of God can be suffocating. The modern God, whom Wiman refers to as his “Bright Abyss,” is not an unquestioned cornerstone. We...

An unsullied reputation: ‘Sully’ traverses tough subject material in a triumphant tale of heroism

With a pairing as strong Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks, it’s not a surprise “Sully” is already generating Oscar buzz. After sweeping six Oscar...

Suzanne Wolfe’s ‘The Confessions of X’ in review

A sputtering flame casts shadows over the scholar’s face as he pores over the Scriptures, his bent body forming the perfect image of a...