Movies & TV
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.
It's a movie about faith and science, but it can't get either right.
The Stereotypical Christians of 'Orange Is the New Black'
The series’ groundbreaking diversity disappoints in the realm of religion.
The Quick Take for July 18, 2014
Star Wars news, 'Planes: Fire and Rescue,' and Paddington? Find out more, plus what the critics think about Zach Braff’s latest and 'Rio 2.'
A Five Star Life
Is there really only one way to live luxuriously?
'The Virgins' Are On Their Way
Matt Wilson never stopped wanting to make a movie about Christians. Just not a 'Christian' movie.
You and I would never have the patience to make this movie, and make it this good.
We Miserable Sinners
Making good 'Christian' movies is a matter of being a wretch.
But He Was Silent
Commentary on 'The Leftovers,' episode 3, in which the boats and the helicopter were just a lucky break.
What I Learned About Movies from a Well-Read Dog
And why I'll be blogging here.
The Quick Take for July 11, 2014
Sequels in the form of sitcoms and on the silver screen—what the critics are saying about 'Apes' and 'Girl Meets World.'
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Are we really doomed to this?
Penguins, Trees, and Tragedies
Commentary and recap of the second episode of 'The Leftovers': 'Penguin One, Us Zero.'
Do women really relate best to a woman who is a hot mess?
The Quick Take for July 4, 2014
What the critics are saying about Melissa McCarthy’s latest and some exciting news for 'Sherlock' fans in this week’s quick take.
A heartfelt, clear-eyed tribute to Roger Ebert - and the form he pushed forward.
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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