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January (Web-only) 2014

That Awkward Moment
That Awkward Moment
That awkward moment when the movie doesn't even know what a relationship is.
The Quick Take for January 31, 2014
The Quick Take for January 31, 2014
The Superbowl is coming and cinephiles are excited - and a lot more.
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. Augustine
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. Augustine
What does 2013's crop of documentaries have to do with the first memoir?
William Lane Craig: God Hears Your Super Bowl Prayers
William Lane Craig: God Hears Your Super Bowl Prayers
The Biola apologist says every pass, every point, every sideline prayer matters to God.
Nominated Yet Not Nominated: What Message Did the Academy Send?
Nominated Yet Not Nominated: What Message Did the Academy Send?
Experts say there are lessons in the Oscar disqualification for ‘Alone Yet Not Alone.’
How I Beat Back the Darkness after Rape
How I Beat Back the Darkness after Rape
I kept choosing life after being violated by my pastor.
Mental Illness, the Dreaded Family Heirloom
Mental Illness, the Dreaded Family Heirloom
'The Painted Table' offers a realistic picture of a family’s struggle with schizophrenia.
How to Be 'Pro-Jesus' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
How to Be 'Pro-Jesus' in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
What one leading Israeli Arab evangelical thinks American Christians can do to promote Mideast peace.
I, Frankenstein
I, Frankenstein
Frankenstein's monster gets airbrushed - and misses the point entirely.
Why We Review R-Rated Films
Why We Review R-Rated Films
Our goal is not to promote movies—it's to help you be a discerning viewer and neighbor.
The Quick Take for January 24, 2014
The Quick Take for January 24, 2014
Streaming picks, a new season of 'Sherlock,' news from Sundance, and more.
Let There Be Arcade Fire
Let There Be Arcade Fire
The famous indie rock band reinvents itself in search of another 'passionate age.'
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
A runaway searches for the father who abandoned her and finds a different kind of family.
The Nut Job
The Nut Job
What four siblings (and their parents) thought about a movie about animated squirrels (and other creatures) surviving the winter.
Medicine Does Not Know What 'Dead' Is
Medicine Does Not Know What 'Dead' Is
Why doctors should not have the last word on life and death. An interview with Duke physician Raymond Barfield.
The Quick Take for January 17, 2014
The Quick Take for January 17, 2014
An evangelical film gets an Oscar nomination, 'Frozen' is headed to Broadway, and more.
Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Law?
Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Law?
Oklahoma follows Utah as latest example of why more church-state experts advise: If you can’t beat them, amend them.
Strive to Be Inauthentic!
Strive to Be Inauthentic!
The tortured Tom Branson of Downton Abbey—model of holiness.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Any resemblance to the Tom Clancy character is strictly coincidental.
Abortion Meets a New Generation
Abortion Meets a New Generation
Progressive evangelicals can't tout social justice while side-stepping the sanctity of life.
Why Am I Not Poor?
Why Am I Not Poor?
The answer suggests some ways we might combat poverty.
Roe v. Wade's Days Are Numbered
Roe v. Wade's Days Are Numbered
Private papers of Roe v. Wade justices reveal troubling procedural issues that one expert predicts will undermine the infamous ruling.
Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor
A war docudrama bent on accuracy that raises questions about morality and reminds us about sacrifice.
2013 Movie Picks: Alissa Wilkinson
2013 Movie Picks: Alissa Wilkinson
CT's chief film critic's picks, including a movie about the foster care system and one that takes on the Harry and Sally question.
2013 Movie Picks: Tim Wainwright
2013 Movie Picks: Tim Wainwright
A journey, a rom-com, a dark comedy, a thriller, a horror film, and a movie about Linda Lovelace.
2013 Movie Picks: Brett McCracken
2013 Movie Picks: Brett McCracken
Complex examinations of evil and movies about growing up.
2013 Movie Picks: Kenneth R. Morefield
2013 Movie Picks: Kenneth R. Morefield
A tearjerker, an overlooked documentary, a feel-good film, and movies that make us stop and think.
2013 Movie Picks: Jackson Cuidon
2013 Movie Picks: Jackson Cuidon
Movies about family and coming of age, and one that will make you jump.
2013 Movie Picks: Nick Olson
2013 Movie Picks: Nick Olson
Movies that tell truth - about social history, relationships, and more - through documentary, animation, biography, and fiction.
You Need a More Ordinary Jesus
You Need a More Ordinary Jesus
We are united with a Christ who seems not to have done much of note for most of his life.