Movies & TV

NBC Resurrects ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
How will Christians respond to the live production? The show’s history offers some clues.
A Wrinkle in Heaven
Can the spiritual dimensions of reality be probed by science?
How Will Hollywood Handle the Spiritual Themes in ‘A Wrinkle in Time?’
Fans of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel are wondering whether the film will do justice to the “cosmic questions” the book raises.
The Red Carpet Is No Longer a Refuge from Real-World Issues
This Academy Awards season, celebrities and fans are looking for more from Hollywood, but even with more robust coverage, they may not always find it.
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Despite the provocative concept, the CBS sitcom avoids offense as well as true humor.
What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church.
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
CT asks the actor about his latest movie and Hollywood’s ongoing quest to score the faith audience.
‘Mindhunter’ Offers a Stark Warning About the Limits of Empathy
Our reviewer says Netflix’s new crime drama is the service’s best show yet.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
The New ‘Magic School Bus’ Still Sees Knowledge as a Gateway to Wonder
For many, science is about pursuing mastery. Ms. Frizzle has always invited us to marvel instead.
In ‘Stranger Things 2,’ No One Is Safe from Trauma’s Haunting
The second season of Netflix’s groundbreaking series explores the dire consequences of ignoring suffering.
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious sequel is a life-affirming spectacle of noir and neon.
Movie-Filtering Service Files for Bankruptcy to Pause Copyright Fight
Faith and family-friendly VidAngel turns to Chapter 11 protections.
Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop
On his Columbia Records debut, the rapper answers his evangelical critics while staying close to his true roots.
‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Explores the Painful Origins of Winnie-the-Pooh
Fox’s new A. A. Milne biopic is more Eeyore than Tigger—but maybe that’s a good thing.
Top Story August 23, 2019
Screens Are Changing the Way We Read Scripture
Screens Are Changing the Way We Read Scripture
As digital reading habits rewire our brains, how will we process the Bible differently?
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