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‘First Reformed’ Imagines a Stunning Dark Night of the Soul
At long last, Paul Schrader’s cinematic masterpiece.
‘Home Again’ Fails to Challenge Shallow Notions of ‘Home’
Hallie Meyers-Shyer's directorial debut reveals just how dissatisfying good fortune can be.
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
‘It’ Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart
The latest Stephen King adaptation’s success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers. 
Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Planetarium’ Charts a God-Sustained Cosmos
The singer-songwriter’s latest collaboration sets a distinctly biblical course through the Created Order.
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
'House of Cards' Keeps Scraping the Bottom of Evil's Barrel
After five seasons, it's high time the Underwoods' crimes come home to roost.
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
Recent Documentaries Look to Restore Faith in a Storied Free Press
A slate of four films highlight journalists' ongoing quest to share truth.
'A Ghost Story' Is a Haunting Ode to the Privilege of WitnessSubscriber Access Only
David Lowery's superb supernatural drama offers a God's-eye perspective on the intimate and the infinite.
‘The Big Sick’ Is a Rom-Com about a Broader Kind of LoveSubscriber Access Only
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.
In 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' Greatness Starts with Becoming a ServantSubscriber Access Only
Peter Parker has finally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe—but he can't join the Avengers until he practices the heroic discipline of humility.
'The Beguiled' Reveals the Cracks in Our Imagined SelvesSubscriber Access Only
Sofia Coppola's latest film is all about the inevitable gap between who we are and who we claim to be.
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'Subscriber Access Only
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
Families Can Filter HBO and Netflix—for NowSubscriber Access Only
VidAngel is back. But the jury is still out on its legality.
In 'Cars 3,' Humility Finishes First over Generational ConflictSubscriber Access Only
The classic Pixar franchise returns with a refreshing look at what it means to pass the torch onward.
In 'The Keepers,' Harrowing Crimes Awaken Our Longing for JusticeSubscriber Access Only
Netflix's troubling true-crime docuseries wrestles with what happens when murder and abuse go unpunished.
The Silver Lining on the Zombie ApocalypseSubscriber Access Only
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
Top Story August 21, 2019
Have Archeologists Found the Lost City of the Apostles?
Have Archeologists Found the Lost City of the Apostles?
Recent discoveries have placed the biblical city of Bethsaida closer to shore where Peter and Andrew left their nets to follow Christ.
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