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December (Web-only) 2010

Biutiful
A man tries to turn brokenness into beauty, but the story is hard to follow.
de-plumed
A Sweet, Sweet Sound
I was a legalistic religious hypocrite before I started learning the 'true' spirit of worship.
Gulliver's Travels
Skims the major points, but completely misses Swift's underlying themes.
Me? Favored? By God?
The remarkable announcement to Mary—and us.
Come Away
Somewhere
Sofia Coppola's latest explores the empty life of a lonely playboy.
True Grit
The Coens make their first Western—and it's one of the best movies of their career.
Top Ten Monks
Engaging HBO documentary on Cistercian monastery is ultimately a film about God.
Old Angel
Notable Sacred Music of 2010
Twelve of the best albums in the choral and classical genres.
Heeding the Call
Compelling PBS documentary profiles aspiring young clergy from three faiths.
An Un-Christmas-Like Idea
Four days of Advent readings, excerpted from 'God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas.' By Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Redeeming December Days
Advent prompts a larger, cosmic question: What do I do while waiting?
Rabbit Hole
Kidman, Eckhart give stellar performances in a quiet tale of grief and (perhaps) healing.
Tron: Legacy
Despite eye-popping visual effects, this sequel suffers from a muddled, confusing plot.
The Great Incompatibility
Jesus is interested in the oddest things.
The Lost Virtue of Courtesy
It doesn't necessarily "get better."
Longest Year
Carry Me Home
The Beatles, Vivaldi, and God
How the Fab Four and a classical composer inspired me to do something bright and beautiful.
The Fighter
David O. Russell's latest delivers a knockout blow in one of the best films of the year.
The Tourist
Tepid romance and sluggish action can't match the beauty of Venice.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
This passable adaptation disappointingly lacks the awe and wonder of the book.
Burma's 'Human Hope'
Activist's release signals optimism as election spurs fear.
And He Almost Deserved It
London's Will Poulter was born to play Eustace Scrubb, the bratty young boy in 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' opening this week.
Faint Not
Your World
The Promise
Say Goodbye
Marriage: Marginalized in the Middle
The American retreat from marriage is moving into the heart of the social order: the middle class.
The Changing Political Landscape
Activists face six new realities.
The Narnia Policeman
Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson and co-producer of the Narnia movies, is the keeper of his stepfather's flame.
Black Swan
A beautiful and engrossing ballet thriller, though slightly over-the-top.
Evangelizing Ourselves
The gospel is for Christians too.
Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.
Do Christian Schools Produce Good Citizens? The Evidence Says Yes.
Christian private school graduates are just as engaged in their communities as their public school peers—if not more.