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October 17, 2017
Movie of the Week: Little Shop of Horrors (1986, Frank Oz)
"Little Shop of Horrors" might be the most adorable movie ever made about murder. Frank...
October 10, 2017
Movie of the Week: Haunted House Extravaganzas
For the month of October, the Movie of the Week will be Halloween-related (although not...
October 06, 2017
The best underrated Steven Spielberg
This weekend, HBO airs its documentary "Spielberg," a 2.5-hour long overview of the career of...
September 22, 2017
Guilty Music Pleasures and the Great Creation/Evolution Debate on CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC.
I'm going to keep this short, because this is a fun one and I can't...
September 15, 2017
Steve Taylor Talks Newsboys, Christian Culture and Donald Trump on CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC.
If, like me, you grew up listening to Christian music, you know the work of...
September 08, 2017
Movies, comedy and parenting advice via podcasts!
Well, we're in the thick of fall now (except, of course, on the calendar). My...
August 31, 2017
Christians: Read the Room
If God has a PR person, they should be fired after this week. At a time...
August 23, 2017
What Are the Greatest Comedies of All Time?
Comedy films and comedians often don't get the respect they deserve from film buffs. Think...
July 27, 2017
Review: “Detroit” is Brutal, Messy and Essential
I grew up in the shadows of Detroit. I was raised in the suburbs outside...
July 17, 2017
Catching Up: Baby Driver, Better Call Saul, Movies Are Prayers, and more
It's a great time to be a media consumer. It's also an exhausting one. I've...
July 13, 2017
“War for the Planet of the Apes” review: Hail, Caesar
"War for the Planet of the Apes" is the type of movie I thought...
July 03, 2017
Review: “Spider Man: Homecoming” Is Pure Marvel Fun
The most joyful moment — and there many — in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" happens after a short prelude,...
June 30, 2017
Movie review: “Despicable Me 3” is a 90-minute headache
Let's get this out of the way: Your kids are going to love...
June 21, 2017
“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...
June 16, 2017
“Cross.Culture.Critic.” debuts today
As I've written before, in recent years podcasting has become a hobby of mine. I've...
June 15, 2017
“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...
June 09, 2017
Review: “It Comes at Night” Leaves Audience in the Dark
Last year's "Krisha" was one of the most astounding directorial debuts I've seen. A disorienting,...
June 08, 2017
Review: “The Mummy” Makes Tom Cruise a Wrap Star
I had fun with "The Mummy," but I don't know that I can defend it....
June 04, 2017
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: ‘The Keepers’ and the Dark side of Christianity
Few shows have provoked as much rage in me as Netflix's "The Keepers." I started watching...
June 01, 2017
“It’s My Favorite” Returns With a Pop Culture Gumbo!
If, like me, you have an insatiable addiction to pop culture, this a great time....
May 26, 2017
Review: “Baywatch” Is a Beach Bummer
The funniest moment in "Baywatch" happens at the end of the opening credits. Head lifeguard Mitch...
May 22, 2017
Announcement: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Podcasts?
I'm a product of nineties youth group culture. I was raised in the Baptist church....
May 11, 2017
The Truman Show, Freedom and Less-Wild Lovers
In their book “The Sacred Romance,” Brent Curtis and John Eldredge discuss the rut that...
May 09, 2017
Holiday Road: My 5 Favorite Movie Road Trips
As you read this, I'm on a week-long vacation with my family. As such, I'm...
May 04, 2017
Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” keeps Marvel weird
It's easy to forget that "Guardians of the Galaxy" was the first big question mark for...
May 02, 2017
Kicking off summer with “Is Genesis History,” MST3K, Batman and more!
Constant readers have probably noticed that the writing here has been a bit slower in...
April 18, 2017
How the movies helped me reconcile faith and science
Writing about the relationship between faith and science for the blog series on National Geographic's...
April 14, 2017
Review: Charm keeps “Fate of the Furious” from stalling
The final 45 minutes of "The Fate of the Furious" are some of the most...
April 11, 2017
Crashing: Christian in the wild
HBO's new series "Crashing" finished its first season on Sunday. As with many of the...
March 24, 2017
Review: Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor return for another hit in “T2 Trainspotting”
The 1996 cult classic "Trainspotting" was released 12 years prior to director Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" and...
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