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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 Streaming RoundupThe Streaming Roundup
Veggie Tales, quirky romance, artistic Polish films, and more.
The News RoundupThe News Roundup
Another 'Mockingjay' trailer, 'Ben-Hur' casting news, and more.
The Critics Roundup: 'The Remaining' and 'No Good Deed'The Critics Roundup: 'The Remaining' and 'No Good Deed'
Two thrillers that don’t quite hit the mark.
Strong Performances Highlight TIFF 2014Strong Performances Highlight TIFF 2014
The six stars who shined brightest at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
How I Got "Dead Poets Society" WrongHow I Got "Dead Poets Society" Wrong
And how a great professor changed my mind.
The News RoundupThe News Roundup
Two congressmen are stranded on an island together. What happens next?
The Streaming RoundupThe Streaming Roundup
Ladies rule the roost in this week's picks for watching at home.
The Critics Roundup: 'The November Man' and 'The Congress'The Critics Roundup: 'The November Man' and 'The Congress'
What the critics are saying about Pierce Brosnan’s return to the silver spy screen and Robin Wright’s animated political flick.
Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile?Is Pop Culture Too Juvenile?
Throwing off - and chasing after - childish things.
'The Leftovers': A Day of Destruction'The Leftovers': A Day of Destruction
The post-Rapture show's first season ends with a bang, a whimper, and the question of the ages.
The Streaming RoundupThe Streaming Roundup
Frozen, Star Trek, and fantasy football FTW.
The News RoundupThe News Roundup
Particularly dismal box office news, another John Green adaptation, and more.
Bad Preachers and the 'Hand of God'Bad Preachers and the 'Hand of God'
Let's stop missing the point.
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.
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Why ISIS Must Be Stopped
Why ISIS Must Be Stopped
But no special pleading on behalf of Christians is required.
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