Birdman: the Torture of Creative Integrity

Review of Birdman, Directed by Alejandro Inarritu Oscars are useful as cultural barometers. They say much about what we think is excellent–and, thus, about ourselves. While the Academy was crowning Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman Best Picture of 2014, I was watching the film itself, suspecting it was about to win the laurels, wondering what its canonization said of its votaries. Birdman is a clever parable. It stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up old actor named Riggan who once played a famous… Read more

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Can’t Transcend a Tired Framing Story

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is uneven, but in its best moments, the film is captivating. Read more

Writers to Read: A Short Demonstration of Christian Engagement with Culture

Wilson explores the life, writings, and imagination of nine authors Read more

Fantastic Four is a fantastic flop

Break out your tents and sleeping bags, because it’s about to get campy Read more

Ricki and the Flash want us to forgive ourselves

A story of forgiveness without confession Read more

“Accidental Feminism” is purposefully great!

Tackling Mainstream Feminism and Reevaluating God’s Design for Women. Read more

Rogue Nation set to reinvigorate the Mission: Impossible franchise

Impossible feats performed by possible characters Read more

Paper Towns tears down the straight-laced facade of suburbia

The teenage philosophers and poets are back, and it’s delightful Read more

Irrational Man is a hopeless triumph of the conscience

It sure would be comforting to be a Christian… Read more

Southpaw shows us the virtues of floating like a butterfly

The story of a boxer who learns to grow up Read more