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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. Image: Macall B. Polay / HBO. If Pete Holmes's HBO series Crashing is his love letter to comedy, the church at least gets a tender PS.
Report: So-Called Christians Have Sense of Humor
The Babylon Bee lampoons evangelical culture and teaches us to lighten up, already.
holiness. It's not easy to adapt short-form comedy into a longer form. Just watch the Saturday Night Live movie The Ladies Man. (Actually, don't do that.
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted ChristiansSubscriber Access Only
“Watu Wote” shows the power and limits of African and Arab films to probe interfaith relations.
he spent a decade as an Anglican rector in Cairo, he esteemed how the film Hassan and Marcos engaged the Arab world's biggest stars to confront sectarian tension through comedy.
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?
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?
‘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
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Despite the provocative concept, the CBS sitcom avoids offense as well as true humor.
Sheldon continues to contrast the budding scientist's skepticism with his mother's Christianity, Disney Channel's Andi Mack just ran a bar mitzvah episode, and the Fox comedy The Mick
‘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.
AMC's 'Preacher' Is Violent, Vulgar—and Surprisingly Churchy. Is It Redeemable? Our review of the dark comedy's pilot episode. Adam Marshall| June 3, 2016.
Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Round-UpSubscriber Access Only
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'.
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.
Make the Most of Your Rented Space
Five solutions for mobile churches.
Churches are popping up in schools, community centers, and warehouses. They're meeting in movie theaters, coffee shops, and even comedy clubs.
Pride, Prejudice, Zombies, and Straw MenSubscriber Access Only
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. A satire, maybe. A comedy. A riff or sideways examination of its subject matter.
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
anticipated. Given the Coens' reputations for comedy, not just social commentary, the film certainly ranks among the least playful to bear their writing credit.
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
her guest house rent-free. This setup for a pretty standard situation comedy ought to lead to heartwarming hilarity. It doesn't. Alice's struggle to ground
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. When Ernst Lubitsch's comedy began filming, America was still on the sidelines of World War II.
‘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.
Within some spheres and traditions of contemporary Christianity, levity and laughter can at times be relegated to the realm of the superfluous, placing comedy and the Christian life in
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.
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.
TrainwreckSubscriber Access Only
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
'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.
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Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
We should seek their well-being—but also prepare for strong disagreement on what that entails.
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