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July 29, 2016
Early in "Gleason," former football player Steve Gleason, who is beginning to experience the first...
July 20, 2016
Grace and beauty in “Babette’s Feast”
Hey everyone, Chris here. I'm currently on vacation with my family. But awhile back, I...
July 15, 2016
"Ghostbusters" is what happens when originality clashes with lucrative intellectual property. Truthfully, Paul Feig's remake...
July 08, 2016
Review: The Secret Life of Pets
Dear parents: It's inevitable — you're going to see "The Secret Life of Pets." Your kids, who...
June 17, 2016
Review: “Finding Dory”
Five years after its release, "Cars 2" still instills dread in Pixar lovers. Never mind...
June 10, 2016
“The Conjuring 2”: Ghostbusting with love
James Wan's "Conjuring" movies are something rare in the horror genre: warm-hearted stories that scare the...
June 03, 2016
“Popstar” brings the jokes, lacks the bite
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters about some comedies is...
June 01, 2016
Review: “Weiner” is fascinating, frustrating look at scandal
At one point in the new documentary "Weiner," when disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner is...
May 28, 2016
The dogged, bruised decency of “The Nice Guys”
Something in my DNA responds to Shane Black's work. Ever since I watched "Lethal Weapon" with...
May 05, 2016
Review — Captain America: Civil War
It might be hard to have a coherent conversation with me about "Captain America: Civil...
April 28, 2016
Catching up: “Midnight Special,” “Kimmy Schmidt,” “Zootopia” and Linklater
So, for regular readers, I know that my writing's been a bit sporadic in the...
April 24, 2016
Review: “Everybody Wants Some!!”
My college career was nothing like Richard Linklater's. I didn't attend school on a baseball...
April 14, 2016
‘Honestly’: An introduction to life’s messiness
Honestly, I don't know that I would have picked up "Honestly" of my own accord....
April 03, 2016
“God’s Not Dead 2,” Persecution Boogaloo
First, the good news: "God's Not Dead 2" is almost kind of good. It is,...
March 30, 2016
5 Ways “God’s Not Dead” fails Christians
In March 2014, "God's Not Dead" brought in $60 million at the box office, proving that...
March 23, 2016
‘Batman v Superman’: Where are the good guys?
Every once in awhile, I'll walk in on my 4-year-old son playing with his superhero...
March 21, 2016
The glorious mess of Fox’s “The Passion Live”
Before saying anything else, let's just appreciate this fact: last night, in a time slot...
March 20, 2016
The Road to Easter 2016: “Easter Mysteries”
When I started this series, my intent was to get away from standard cinematic depictions...
March 14, 2016
The Road to Easter: The Young Messiah
I was skeptical of "The Young Messiah." Some of that was my usual hesitation with films...
March 11, 2016
Review: “10 Cloverfield Lane”
There's very little that "10 Cloverfield Lane" has in common with "Cloverfield" on a narrative...
March 09, 2016
Vintage Chrisicisms: Reopening the ‘Cloverfield’ mystery box
Eight years later, "Cloverfield's" biggest legacy might be its trailer. That's an odd thing to...
March 04, 2016
‘Fuller House’ is inexcusable in the age of great family sitcoms
After 20 years away, it looks like the Tanners aren't going anywhere soon. This week,...
February 28, 2016
The Road to Easter: Godspell
When I was a high school freshman, I scored a bit part in our fall...
February 21, 2016
The Road to Easter 2016: Jesus Christ Superstar
With “The Gospel According to St. Matthew,” we looked at one of cinema’s most straightforward...
February 19, 2016
Review: ‘Risen’ is a fresh take on the gospel story
"Risen" isn't a movie that will change the world. It's not going to take home...
February 19, 2016
Review: ‘The Witch’ is terrifying and troubling
A masterpiece of tension and atmosphere, "The Witch" left me disturbed and unsettled; it's not...
February 14, 2016
The Road to Easter 2016: The Gospel According to St. Matthew
I wonder if sometimes the best people to bring sacred stories to life are nonbelievers....
February 12, 2016
Review: Zoolander 2
How bad must a movie be if it can't even make me smile by killing...
February 05, 2016
Movie Review: Hail, Caesar!
When a colleague and I talked about the work of Joel and Ethan Coen on a...
February 05, 2016
On Christians, guns and the movies
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