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Chrisicisms

“Cars 3” Review: How Lightning Got His Vroom Back

It’s official: I’m just never going to “get” Pixar’s Cars universe. Despite the studio’s ability to make me care for friendly monsters, plastic toys, foodie rats, wisecracking bugs and personified emotions, I’ve been left cold by the adventures of Lightning McQueen and his buddies. There’s just something about their design that makes it hard to connect. [Read More...]

Chrisicisms

“The Women’s Balcony”: How a Jewish Movie Taught Me What Faith-Based Films Can Be

“The Women’s Balcony” is not traditional summer entertainment. A foreign film without a massive advertising budget, I wasn’t even aware it existed until a representative emailed me in advance of its debut at one of Detroit’s art theaters. A shame, as Emil Ben-Shimon’s film — the highest-grossing film in Israel — is a welcome antidote to summer’s [Read More...]

Film Chat

Newsbites: A “teen Jesus” series is being developed by the creator of Orange Is the New Black, and more!

Jenji Kohan says her new series is “like The Wonder Years, but with Jesus.” Also: Jesus Christ Superstar will get the live-musical treatment, and The Year of Living Biblically has a new title.

Pop Theology

The Mastodon In The Room: A Conversation with Mastodon About Art, Disease, and Their New Record “Emperor of Sand”

There is sacredness in suffering. As cruel as this truth may be, we can find comfort in community, holiness of comradery. With the help of others, suffering can not only be overcome but transformed into something beautiful. For artists, inspiration can lead to healing no matter how dire the situation. At SXSW, I got to [Read More...]

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Short Film: Sing a Little Louder
Short Film: Sing a Little Louder
"Denial" Interfaith Featurette
"Denial" Interfaith Featurette
Collateral Beauty
Birth of a Nation
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Focus Features Presents the Young Messiah
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Columbia Films Presents RISEN