Movies & TV : Commentaries

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.
What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church.
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
What Do We Make of '90 Minutes in Heaven'?Subscriber Access Only
Near-death experiences make for popular books and movies. But what should Christians do with them?
'Rectify' Shows Integrity in the Age of the Anti-HeroSubscriber Access Only
Why some critics are calling the Sundance TV series "true Christian art."
Lazy Writing, Cheap RestorationSubscriber Access Only
Christian films like 'War Room' are getting better, but they still lag in quality in one important area.
'Annie' and the Big IssuesSubscriber Access Only
Movies can do so much more than advertise products and give us a jolt of personal-fulfillment feel-goods. But not this one.
Embedded Sin and 'The Honorable Woman'Subscriber Access Only
A show that explores the Middle East conflict, and a whole lot more.
Desire and DeliveranceSubscriber Access Only
Three new documentaries examine Christian faith, homosexuality, and the question of change.
Cinema's Nostalgia-FestSubscriber Access Only
Why 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' didn't have to be a terrible movie (though it was).
The Exclusion of 'Belle'Subscriber Access Only
What the historical adaptation missed - and why it matters.
The New Masters of the UniverseSubscriber Access Only
The HBO Show 'Silicon Valley' deftly pops through the bubbles of arrogance in the new tech economy.
Spotlight on Ordinary Heroes: Full Frame 2014Subscriber Access Only
We report from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2014 and talk to the directors of some of the most important films.
The Genesis of 'Noah'Subscriber Access Only
Darren Aronofsky's blockbuster is hardly the first big-screen adaptation of the story. How does it compare to the others?
Wes Anderson: King of EmpathySubscriber Access Only
The quirky director beckons us to sit, stop, and just listen.
Telling Stories: Documentaries and St. AugustineSubscriber Access Only
What does 2013's crop of documentaries have to do with the first memoir?
2013 Movie Picks: Alissa WilkinsonSubscriber Access Only
CT's chief film critic's picks, including a movie about the foster care system and one that takes on the Harry and Sally question.
2013 Movie Picks: Tim WainwrightSubscriber Access Only
A journey, a rom-com, a dark comedy, a thriller, a horror film, and a movie about Linda Lovelace.
2013 Movie Picks: Brett McCrackenSubscriber Access Only
Complex examinations of evil and movies about growing up.
2013 Movie Picks: Kenneth R. MorefieldSubscriber Access Only
A tearjerker, an overlooked documentary, a feel-good film, and movies that make us stop and think.
Top Story July 23, 2019
The Nazis Persecuted Him. The Soviets Killed Him. Today He’s Barely Known.
The Nazis Persecuted Him. The Soviets Killed Him. Today He’s Barely Known.
James Edwards’s biography recovers the memory of German theologian Ernst Lohmeyer.
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