Film Review: The Shack Bad Humor, Bad Theology, Bad Religious Metaphors

How bad is the scripture-based humor in The Shack, a film that hit theaters Friday and is being promoted as an uplifting spiritual journey? When Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) first meets the Father, the Son and... Read More

Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin was a national treasure. Through his masterful writing and oratorical deliberations on race and Black America’s constant struggle for justice and recognition of our humanity, Baldwin’s poetic potency proves timeless as it continues... Read More

Film Review: Arrival

Arrival has the remarkable qualities of all Denis Villeneuve’s films, which include Prisoners and Enemy (both released in 2013), and last year’s Sicario. Its cinematography is brilliant, the acting is second only to the superior performances one finds... Read More

Film Review: Before the Flood A More Inconvenient Truth

This summer marked the ten-year anniversary of Al Gore’s groundbreaking climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and a pertinent reminder of the climate catastrophe arrived on National Geographic this week in the form of actor... Read More

Film Review: The Birth of a Nation

For those Christians who gave the subject much thought at the time, the American Civil War was perceived as a crisis of theology. Crusaders campaigning to abolish the social evil of slavery and apologists invested... Read More