Movies & TV
'The Giver' Keeps Giving
The case for not ignoring outrageous truth.
One Fate For All Men
The Hundred Foot Journey
The most unexpected combinations (in love and in food) can be quite surprising.
Getting the (Romantic) Comedy Right
We forget what comedies are actually about (spoiler alert: it's not humor).
The Quick Take for August 1, 2014
What the critics are saying about the mystical, whimsical "Magic in the Moonlight" and "Mood Indigo."
Watching this stuff isn't easy, but it's real.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Pull out the troll dolls and the black lights: we're going to space.
Gladys and the Guilty Remnant's Gospel
Finally, a key. A fiery, silent key.
A good man is hard to find.
Everything's Turning Up Apocalypse
But in some less-than-obvious ways.
Strong women at movies: still the missing link.
The Quick Take for July 25, 2014
Lots of superhero news, and the Christian critic who was surprised at the marriage behind 'Sex Tape.'
Talk about your therapeutic moral demigods.
The Good Ministers of the Silver Screen
Sure, there are badly-written clergy at TV and the movies. But it's the good ones that tell us something about what it is to be a minister.
The Sympathetic Doomsday Cult Leader
"Afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted," says indie director Joshua Overbay.
The Rorschach Antichrist
Mapleton: putting the "false Christ" into Christmas.
Essay: Confessions of a Christian film critic
"I don’t make a habit of professing my faith in my writing — a reticence I chalk up to denomination and profession." (The Washington Post)
Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith
"With the box-office success of 'Son of God,' 'God's Not Dead' and the controversial 'Noah,' more faith-based movies are in the works. But experts warn not to treat Christians as a monolithic audience." (L.A. Times)
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