Movies & TV

'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
After seeing the new spy thriller, I still don't know what a female action hero looks like.
Recent Documentaries Look to Restore Faith in a Storied Free Press
A slate of four films highlight journalists' ongoing quest to share truth.
'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of Witness
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite.
'To the Bone' Is Big on Anorexia and Lean on Healing
The new Netflix film seems more aspirational than instructional.
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a Servant
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
'The Beguiled' Reveals the Cracks in Our Imagined Selves
Sofia Coppola's latest film is all about the inevitable gap between who we are and who we claim to be.
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
In 'Cars 3,' Humility Finishes First over Generational Conflict
The classic Pixar franchise returns with a refreshing look at what it means to pass the torch onward.
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for Justice
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human.
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country's most influential atheists.
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas.
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
Makoto Shinkai’s body-swap anime shows how habit and happenstance refine desire.
‘The Leftovers’ Explores the Fallout of a Godless Rapture
As it enters its third season, the acclaimed drama continues to take a long, hard look at our responses to loss.
Kendrick Lamar's Duel with Damnation
The influential rapper’s latest record is all about our fear of being condemned.
‘The Lost City of Z’ Points to the City That Is to Come
The thrilling story of British explorer Percy Fawcett dramatizes our search for a transcendent home.
The Truth about Suicide
The Truth about Suicide
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
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