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March 03, 2019
‘I’m Just Fascinated by It.’ Morgan Freeman Talks About Religion, Faith and ‘The Story of God’
Morgan Freeman knows more about God than most of us. It’s not just that the...
March 01, 2019
A First Look at ‘The Best of Enemies’
In the wake of Green Book's Oscar success, just got word of a movie focusing...
February 28, 2019
What Critics Get Right—and Wrong—About Green Book
Green Book was not 2018's Best Picture. Not by a mile. Roma deserved the Oscar's...
February 12, 2019
Why Are So Many Horror Movies About Moms and Kids?
The new trailer for The Curse of La Llorona dropped yesterday. It doesn't seem...
February 07, 2019
Finding Light in Darkness … and In LEGO Movie 2
Bricksburg has seen better days. When The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opens, the...
January 31, 2019
Jesus Returns … to the History Channel
The History Channel is no stranger to biblical programming. Six years ago, the network aired...
January 30, 2019
Oscar Loses Its Religion
Oscar nominees were announced last week, and like always, they featured plenty of surprises, snubs...
January 18, 2019
Glass Isn’t Just About Superheroes: It’s About Belief
Ultimately Glass, M. Night Shyamalan's newest twisty adventure, didn't work that well for me, at...
January 07, 2019
Christian Bale Makes a Devil of an Acceptance Speech
People often thank God when they accept awards. Rarely do they thank Satan. Until last...
December 28, 2018
Anger Reigned In 2018–Except At the Movies
Avengers: Infinity War gave us the greatest roster of superheroes ever assembled on screen. About...
December 20, 2018
The Year’s Best Movies (According to Me)
Reviewing movies is hard, people. You have to watch a lot of movies, and then...
December 14, 2018
Forget the Avengers: Roma Gives Us The Year’s Greatest Hero
Roma begins in water. It’s all we see at first—the water washing over black-and-white tile...
December 10, 2018
And the Most Religious Superhero Movie of the Year is … Deadpool 2?
Deadpool fans were treated to a new poster last week, right in advance of the...
December 07, 2018
Avengers End Game Cometh, and It Has a New Trailer
"Now is not the end," Winston Churchill said in Nov. 1942. "It is not even...
December 01, 2018
George H.W. Bush is Gone, But His Faith Lives On
George H.W. Bush first spoke of “a thousand points of light” in New Orleans,...
November 28, 2018
The Inspirational Isolation of Free Solo
I review movies for a living, and I’ve seen plenty of horror flicks this year....
November 26, 2018
Daredevil is Television’s Bloodiest, and Best, Show About Faith
The third season of Netflix’s Daredevil begins with a black baptism. Its first few seconds...
November 23, 2018
We Share Good News at Christmastime: The Grinch Shows Us How
No one likes it when carolers attack. That’s especially true if you’re the Grinch, who...
November 21, 2018
In Creed II, Rocky and Moses Have a Lot in Common
Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) wins the heavyweight title belt early on in Creed II,...
November 16, 2018
Newt’s a Saint in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’. Really.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens, appropriately enough, with a gathering storm. Silver-tongued villain...
November 12, 2018
What Society (and Christianity) Can Learn From Stan Lee
Comic-book legend Stan Lee died today at the age of 95. While most of us...
October 30, 2018
‘To Live Life in Radical Amazement’: An Interview with Behold the Earth Director David Conover
We live in some crazy times. In the United States, we may be as divided...
October 25, 2018
The Terrible Truth of Beautiful Boy
“I need to find a way to fill this big, black hole in me.” Nic...
October 19, 2018
Halloween’s Michael Myers Is Not Just a Killer: He’s a Demon.
Michael Myers is a big jerk. We've known that for a while, of course. The...
October 17, 2018
Talking Film, Forgiveness and Faith with ‘Change in the Air’ Director Dianne Dreyer
As Halloween tears into theaters this weekend, you might want to keep an eye out...
October 12, 2018
First Man Isn’t Religious. It’s not Spiritual. But It Is About Faith.
The real Neil Armstrong didn't like to be pinned down, on earth or in heaven....
October 09, 2018
Drew Brees Breaks Record, But His Post-Game Interview is Even More Inspiring
I watched New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees break one of the National Football League's...
October 08, 2018
Is Venom Anti-Science?
Is the new movie Venom silly? Yep. Dumb? Sure. No one's going to walk into...
October 04, 2018
Star is Born Comes With Heartache, Song and Just a Twinkle of Faith
It’s barely October, but the movie awards season seems already in full swing. Oscarbait films...
October 04, 2018
The New Trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Looks Pretty Cool
A new trailer for Disney's upcoming fantasy film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, just...
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