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'The Big Sick' Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of Love
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s fresh take on the genre is a love poem, a laugh fest—and a refreshing ode to the beauty of family.
Between Aziz Ansari's Master of None season 2, Hasan Minhaj's Netflix comedy special Homecoming King, and the new romantic comedy The Big Sick (starring and co-written by
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.
Interview by Kate Shellnutt| April 7, 2017. If Pete Holmes's HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS. Inspired
Can ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ Raise Christian Movies from the Dead?
The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed? The church-friendly comedy aims to replace cringes with laughs—but does it succeed?
'Get Out' Locks Our Gaze on Racism’s Horror
Jordan Peele's groundbreaking directorial debut challenges us to see racial sin with clear eyes.
Consider, however, that though the close kinship between the two is frequently overlooked, Christians should be the first to recognize that both horror and comedy are uniquely adept at
'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.
The same can be said of the movie's genre identity: What is evidently a period melodrama also proves a dark thriller with a surprisingly keen sense of comedy.
As a Special Needs Parent, I Thought I'd Hate ‘Speechless’
Why I was wrong—and what the ABC comedy reveals about conviction and forgiveness.
Why I was wrong—and what the ABC comedy reveals about conviction and forgiveness. Why I was wrong—and what the ABC comedy reveals about conviction and forgiveness.
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
family. The comedy kept my son, who struggles to keep up with dialogue, in stitches, while the more complex family dynamics kept me entertained. Like
‘The Good Place’ Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion.
The NBC comedy serves up an unusual take on the afterlife with a side of fro-yo, hold the religion. 'The Good Place' Imagines an Eternity of Ethics Lessons.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable?
Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
Is It Redeemable? Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode. Adam Marshall| June 3, 2016. Is It Redeemable? Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode.
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
The recently released comedy Bad Moms hurls the “Pinterest-perfect mommy myth” against the wall, shattering it like a doe-eyed Precious Moments figurine.
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-Up
Movies about humor and disappointment, inequality and autism, celebrity and Scientology.
It quickly turns into a caper story in the New Zealand bush, and it is incredibly funny. Some salty language, but otherwise a terrific comedy with a big, big heart. 'Dont Think Twice'.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men
It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men. It's not a satire. It's not a comedy. It's not anything, really. Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw Men. It's not a satire. It's not a comedy.
Presenting an Awkward Chat Between Sammy Rhodes and Jon Acuff
That moment when two Christian authors talk Twitter, comedy, writing, and guilty-pleasure foods.
That moment when two Christian authors talk Twitter, comedy, writing, and guilty-pleasure foods. That's a loaded question because I feel so blackballed by the comedy world.
How to Make a Comedy and Assassinate Your Political EnemiesSubscriber Access Only
Here's how it's done.
How to Make a Comedy and Assassinate Your Political Enemies. Here's how it's done. How to Make a Comedy and Assassinate Your Political Enemies. 1 of 4. 'To Be or Not to Be' (1942)
An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine
Meet the Denver doctor on a hilarious, heartfelt search for the healing ingredient in health care.
house” for the ill. Comedy and Tragedy. On the second slogan: “I'M COMMITTED.”. Yet the comedy of medicine often gives way to the tragic. Bao was a
Whatever Is Pure: Cedarville Requires Professors to Apply Philippians 4:8
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
Faculty push back against stricter standards keeping curse words, R-rated movies, and sexual content out of their curricula.
Trainwreck
Do you want to see the story of Hosea and Gomer remade as a raunchy sex comedy?
Trainwreck. Do you want to see the story of Hosea and Gomer remade as a raunchy sex comedy? Kenneth R film. Outwardly, Trainwreck is a comedy. But
Streams of Joy: Into the Heart of Gilmore Girls Devotion
The creator and co-host of the Gilmore Guys podcast reflects on a year of unexpected success.
1 on the iTunes comedy charts about a year ago, with help from early coverage in The Atlantic and a bump in listeners when Serial concluded its first season.
How Dante's Poetry Rescued Rod Dreher from DespairSubscriber Access Only
The popular blogger leaned on 'The Divine Comedy' when his world was falling apart.
How Dante's Poetry Rescued Rod Dreher from Despair. The popular blogger leaned on 'The Divine Comedy' when his world was falling apart. Ralph
The Most ‘Epic’ Part of DC’s ‘Powerless’ Is Mundane Mortal Man
Despite a lackluster premiere, the NBC sitcom brings some much-needed humanity to a superhuman universe.
Most reviewers appreciate its hybrid concept, though some find its blend of superhero action and workplace comedy an unstable mix, with others arguing that its actual humor falls flat.
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Died: Haddon Robinson, Champion of Biblical Preaching
Died: Haddon Robinson, Champion of Biblical Preaching
The seminarian who taught and inspired decades of expositors ‘goes home to God.’
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