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September 12, 2018
Mandy is the Craziest Movie of the Year. (Naturally, It Stars Nic Cage)
Say what you will about Nicolas Cage. But when he takes a role, he's all...
September 07, 2018
Three Fascinating Themes Hiding Under The Nun’s Gruesome, Gothic Horror
I'm a sucker for old-fashioned horror stories. I even love all the clichés—the misty graveyards,...
September 06, 2018
Featurette: Fear and Faith in The Nun
I watched The Nun last night. Very gothic, pretty scary and quite interesting from a...
August 31, 2018
Wrestling with Evil in Operation Finale (and in Real Life, Too)
Operation Finale, now in theaters, is a morality study masquerading as an espionage thriller. The...
August 23, 2018
Faith, Doubt and Batman
It’s been an eventful week for my favorite Caped Crusader. First, in commemoration of its...
August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, ‘A Gift From God,’ Goes Home
Aretha Franklin may be gone, but her voice lives on. And what a voice. In...
August 10, 2018
Leviathan: The Meg, Moby Dick and Power from the Deep
The Meg paddles into theaters this weekend, and the makers of this Jason Statham action...
August 09, 2018
Move Over, Odysseus: Christopher Robin Takes a Classic Hero’s Journey
To the denizens of the Hundred-Acre Wood, Christopher Robin has always been a hero. In...
August 08, 2018
Robert Redford’s Greatest Performance Might Not Be What You Think
Robert Redford announced a couple of days ago that he's retiring from acting at the...
August 02, 2018
Four Great Lessons from Christopher Robin (With a Spiritual Twist)
When Christopher Robin was a child, he knew everything. Or, at least, that's what his...
July 26, 2018
CBS’ Upcoming Drama, ‘God Friended Me,’ Looks Pretty Interesting
OK, so Living Biblically didn't work out so well for CBS. The network canned it...
July 12, 2018
Four Reasons Why A Quiet Place is One of the Year’s Best—and Most Spiritual—Movies
Look, I've seen a lot of good movies this year. First Reformed was great and...
July 07, 2018
Leave No Trace: The Powerful, Painful Lesson Found in a Beautiful Movie
I believe in happy endings. Most Americans do, I think. We’re optimistic folks, conditioned through...
June 17, 2018
Marvel v. Pixar: The Infinity and Beyond War
Buzz Lightyear versus Iron Man? Mr. Incredible versus Captain America? Though Disney owns both Pixar...
June 14, 2018
Incredibles 2’s Incredible Message
Every superhero has his weakness. Superman has his kryptonite, Batman had his Bane. And in...
June 06, 2018
Seven Reasons Why We Need Mister Rogers More Than Ever
On Feb. 2, 1968—Groundhog Day—Simon & Garfunkel recorded the final version of their classic song...
June 04, 2018
The Despair, Hope and Holy Activism of First Reformed
Can God forgive us? Michael, a despairing environmental activist, asks this of Rev. Toller in...
May 31, 2018
What Golden State Can Teach Us About Being Christian in a Post-Christian America
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will face off for the fourth straight...
May 16, 2018
Pope Francis May Be ‘a Man of His Word,’ But What Does He Say?
A paradox lies at the heart of the new documentary Pope Francis: A Man of...
May 08, 2018
Finding Hope in Horror: A Talk With Wraith Director Michael Sajbel
I'm a sucker for haunted house stories. Nothing gives me goosebumps like a movie filled...
April 30, 2018
Recovering From (and Finding Hope In) Avengers: Infinity War
I saw Avengers: Infinity War last week. I’m still recovering. If you’re like me, read...
April 25, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Infinity Wars Before You Go
I don't need to tell you this, of course. But Avengers: Infinity War is coming...
April 18, 2018
Why Captain America Must Die
Captain America Not-so-secret alias: Steve Rogers Starred in: Captain America: The First Avenger; Captain America:...
April 12, 2018
The Incredible Hulk and the Terrific, Terrifying Power of Faith
Hulk Not-so-secret alias: Bruce Banner Played by: Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo Starred in: The Incredible...
April 06, 2018
Why Iron Man’s the Perfect Imperfect Hero
This is the first of a series of blogs I'm posting in advance of Avengers:...
April 04, 2018
The Incredible Faith Behind ‘The Miracle Season
Inspirational football movies are old hat now. Great basketball stories are as common as upsets...
April 03, 2018
Avengers, Assemble! Finding Faith in Marvel’s Mightiest Superheroes
Twenty-four days. That's when Disney and Marvel will officially release Avengers: Infinity War—a movie boasting...
March 30, 2018
The Search for Significance in Ready Player One
You gotta hand it to Steven Spielberg: He can make a pretty fun movie when...
March 28, 2018
What Do Christian Movies Need? More Poetry.
It’s nearly Easter, and when you’re in my curious line of work, that can mean...
March 26, 2018
Just in Time For Easter, Bringing the Good News to the Small Screen
We're in the midst of Holy Week now, a time when Christians commemorate Jesus' final...
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