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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...
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 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...
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 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...
October 03, 2018
Need a Lift? Watch a Doc.
It used to be that, when real life got a little too real, folks would...
September 26, 2018
Here’s a Fun Clip From Smallfoot, and Gina Rodriguez Says Hi
Gina Rodriguez is just the coolest. She's one of those actresses who seems to make...
September 20, 2018
The Critical Lesson White Boy Rick Teaches About Family
White Boy Rick features two scenes that stick with me. The first: Rick Wershe Sr....
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 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 12, 2018
Four Reasons Why A Quiet Place is One of the Year’s Best—and Most Spiritual—Movies
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