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How we watch matters at least as much as what we watch. TV and movies are more than entertainment: they teach us how to live and how to love one another, for better or worse. And they both mirror and shape our culture.
Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson is Christianity Today's chief film critic and assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City. She lives in Brooklyn.

The News RoundupThe News Roundup
'Doctor Strange' casting rumors, more YA adaptations, David Hyde Pierce on 'The Good Wife', and more.
The Streaming RoundupThe Streaming Roundup
What to watch this weekend: science, squirrels, Rocky, and a cheeky web-based Frankenstein remake.
The Oldest Story: Broadchurch and True DetectiveThe Oldest Story: Broadchurch and True Detective
Sometimes I'm not at fault, but I'm still part of the problem.
The Leftovers: It’s Not EnoughThe Leftovers: It’s Not Enough
The before, a lot like the after.
Time's UpTime's Up
The anti-Eucharist and a coming day of terror in this week's episode of "The Leftovers."
Not Another Celebrity Death PostNot Another Celebrity Death Post
How to grieve in a social media world.
Thou Desirest Truth in the Inmost PartsThou Desirest Truth in the Inmost Parts
And if it's there, it will eat you alive.
'The Giver' Keeps Giving'The Giver' Keeps Giving
The case for not ignoring outrageous truth.
One Fate For All MenOne Fate For All Men
Or not.
Getting the (Romantic) Comedy RightGetting the (Romantic) Comedy Right
We forget what comedies are actually about (spoiler alert: it's not humor).
Gladys and the Guilty Remnant's GospelGladys and the Guilty Remnant's Gospel
Finally, a key. A fiery, silent key.
Everything's Turning Up ApocalypseEverything's Turning Up Apocalypse
But in some less-than-obvious ways.
The Good Ministers of the Silver ScreenThe 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 LeaderThe Sympathetic Doomsday Cult Leader
"Afflict the comfortable, and comfort the afflicted," says indie director Joshua Overbay.
The Rorschach AntichristThe Rorschach Antichrist
Mapleton: putting the "false Christ" into Christmas.
We Miserable SinnersWe Miserable Sinners
Making good 'Christian' movies is a matter of being a wretch.
But He Was SilentBut 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 DogWhat I Learned About Movies from a Well-Read Dog
And why I'll be blogging here.
Penguins, Trees, and TragediesPenguins, Trees, and Tragedies
Commentary and recap of the second episode of 'The Leftovers': 'Penguin One, Us Zero.'
The New ApocalypseThe New Apocalypse
Recap and commentary for the pilot episode of HBO's new post-Rapture show, 'The Leftovers.'
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Desire and Deliverance
Desire and Deliverance
Three new documentaries examine Christian faith, homosexuality, and the question of change.
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