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January 05, 2018
What The Post Can Teach Us About Pushing Past Fear
Most folks would call The Post a straightforward docudrama. Maybe if you squinted really, really...
January 03, 2018
Six Faith-Based Movies (Maybe) Worth a Look This Year
What? It's just the early days of 2018 and your "Read the Bible in a...
December 18, 2017
‘I’ve always Been Fascinated with the Concept of Grace:’ An Interview with Lady Bird Director Greta Gerwig
Everyone loves Lady Bird. The little indie coming-of-age dramedy boasts a 99-percent "freshness" rating on...
December 14, 2017
Why Luke Skywalker is a Perfect Spiritual Symbol For Our Times
It's not easy being Luke Skywalker. The one-time fresh-faced lad from Tatooine has been kidnapped...
December 11, 2017
Watching God’s Best Movies of the Year
What makes a good movie? Ask a secular movie reviewer, and they’ll talk about the...
December 06, 2017
Why a Doc about Istanbul’s Stray Cats Might be One of the Year’s Best—and Most Spiritual—Movies
I’m not a cat person. I used to be, back before I realized that they...
November 30, 2017
Film and Follicles: Hollywood’s Seven Best Beards of 2017
Much has been said and written about the Avengers: Infinity War trailer already. Who is...
November 27, 2017
Netflix Asks Us to Find God in the Mud of Mudbound
Netflix, the ubiquitous television streaming service, wants to become a venue for must-see movies, too,...
November 20, 2017
Check Out ‘A Wrinkle in Time’s’ New Trailer
Disney just released its new trailer for A Wrinkle in Time, in theaters March 9....
November 17, 2017
What Went Wrong With Justice League (and How to Fix It)
I feel kind of sorry for D.C. We know the folks behind Justice League meant...
November 14, 2017
Dickens Didn’t ‘Invent’ Christmas. But Here Are Three Ways He Changed It.
Forget the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future. The real inescapable spirit of the...
November 11, 2017
Sin, Penance and Forgiveness in an Age of Scandal
My favorite movie? It might be The Mission. The 1986 movie unpacks the story of...
November 10, 2017
A Spoiler-Free Look at What Murder on the Orient Express Gets Right, and Wrong, About Faith
Every summer, when I'd visit my grandma and grandpa at their Colorado cabin for a...
November 05, 2017
How ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Connects With Christian Faith in Four Freaky Ways
Let's not pretend that Thor: Ragnarok is some profound theological declaration. It's a superhero movie,...
November 03, 2017
‘The Long Road Home’: Faith Under Fire
In the second hour of National Geographic's miniseries The Long Road Home, Lt. Shane Aguero...
October 31, 2017
Exorcism Of Emily Rose is a Boo-eutiful Halloween Movie
The doorbell's stopped ringing. The candy—at least all the candy you can bear to part...
October 29, 2017
I’ll Push You: ‘God Was Saying I Need to Do This’
The Camino de Santiago—traditionally stretching from the southwest corner of France to the Cathedral of...
October 27, 2017
The Florida Project: Searching for the Kingdom of Heaven Next to the Magic Kingdom
The Florida Project rolls nationwide this week. It’s a quirky, difficult and sometimes heartbreaking movie,...
October 23, 2017
Mercy Me: Three Lessons From the Season Premiere of The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead kicked off its eighth season with a war—or, at least, the start...
October 11, 2017
Don’t Pooh-Pooh This Bear
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first...
October 09, 2017
NatGeo’s The Story of Us Misses the Full Story
Morgan Freeman is one of the United States’ most beloved entertainment figures. He’s appeared in...
October 06, 2017
Getting to Blade Runner 2049’s Soul (Without Getting Into Spoilers)
"When do you get your soul?" An agnostic friend of mine asked me that in...
September 15, 2017
Forget CGI: ‘I’ll Push You’ is a Movie With Just Two Friends, a Wheelchair and a Whale of a Story
Suffering is a gift. It's difficult for us to grasp that truth in 21st century...
September 13, 2017
Stephen King: ‘Faith Makes it Possible to Battle the Monsters’
Stephen King and I go way back. I think IT was actually the first book...
September 11, 2017
Nothing but the Blood: 3 Fascinating Spiritual Themes in ‘IT’
IT made an estimated $123 million this weekend, setting a record for highest debut ever...
September 07, 2017
‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Coming to Christmas Future (and It Looks Pretty Good)
We all know 'A Christmas Carol.' We've seen Ebenezer Scrooge played by Alastair Sim, George...
August 28, 2017
Why Don’t Christians Like Good Movies?
Sometimes, I don't get us. We Christian moviegoers can sound oh-so-superior when we critique Christian...
August 23, 2017
Is God in the Movies? A New Book Shows Us How to Find Him There
They would come without question. They’d gather in the sanctuary, light streaming in red and...
August 16, 2017
Three Ways ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Nails Evil (in Our Own Lives)
There's no doubt that the doll in Annabelle: Creation is a truly terrible toy. She's...
August 10, 2017
“There’s Something Greater Than All of Us.” A Conversation With Annabelle: Creation Writer Gary Dauberman
The wind howls. A door creaks. And then in the darkness—just out of the corner...
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