Movies & TV
The News Roundup
'Doctor Strange' casting rumors, more YA adaptations, David Hyde Pierce on 'The Good Wife', and more.
The Streaming Roundup
What to watch this weekend: science, squirrels, Rocky, and a cheeky web-based Frankenstein remake.
When the Game Stands Tall
An inspirational high school football movie in which even the clichés ring true . . . because it all really happened.
The anti-Eucharist and a coming day of terror in this week's episode of "The Leftovers."
Why 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' didn't have to be a terrible movie (though it was).
Not Another Celebrity Death Post
How to grieve in a social media world.
Thou Desirest Truth in the Inmost Parts
And if it's there, it will eat you alive.
It isn’t really a narrative that adapts well, because it isn’t really a narrative at all.
'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.
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)
Desire and Deliverance
Three new documentaries examine Christian faith, homosexuality, and the question of change.
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