Joni Eareckson Tada at the Oscars?

The Oscar nominations came out late last week, and there were plenty of reactions all over the internet from movie lovers, critics, and more. But in a move that surprised nearly everyone, the Academy nominated a song from the movie Alone Yet Not Alone for Best Original Song. The shocker for many was that the film—which didn’t [Read More...]

Dear Mr. Watterson

Last week at Christianity Today, we published a review of the new documentary Dear Mr. Watterson, about Bill Watterson, the creator and writer of  the fabulous comic strip Calvin and Hobbes: As the title implies, it’s mostly a love letter to Watterson, but not in a stalker-like way. Schroeder maintains his distance, respecting Watterson’s privacy while also [Read More...]

Grace and Law at the Movies

If you get the chance to see Short Term 12 this weekend – it’s opening in limited release – you should. From my review at Christianity Today Movies: . . . the normal rules of moviemaking often dictate that either the law is good or working outside the law is good. (Often the latter wins out: see many of [Read More...]

Prayer at the Movies

Did you see The East this summer? Neither did I, but in Christianity Today Patton Dodd says that the overlooked, gritty thriller was all about prayer: Efficacious prayer isn’t The East‘s message; it’s just the film’s basic narrative assumption. A first-act prayer determinesThe East‘s trajectory no less than it drives Frank Capra’s beloved holiday noir It’s a Wonderful Life(1946). [Read More...]


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