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REVIEW: Mass

REVIEW: Mass

There is a moment in the musical sensation Hamilton that has always made me laugh. During the song, “It’s Quiet Uptown,” which is one of the more profound moments in the play, as we are coming to realize that Hamilton and Eliza are reconciling, the chorus chimes in, “FORGIVENESS.”  It is the lack of subtly in this lyric that cracks me up. In this quiet moment that converges these two central characters’ arcs, it is as if the choir turns to us to exclaim, “DO YOU GET IT? SHE IS FORGIVING HIM.” I wish...

REVIEW: Nine Days

REVIEW: Nine Days

How long would you think it would take to determine whether a person deserves to live or not? According to writer/director Edson Oda, it...

REVIEW: Pig, Nic Cage, and Radical Compassion

REVIEW: Pig, Nic Cage, and Radical Compassion

I’m one of those strange people that really love Nicolas Cage movies. And not just the good ones. The quirkier, crazier, and more outrageous...

Christian Movies Revisited

Christian Movies Revisited

Nearly four years ago, I wrote a piece for this very site on my problems with 21st Century Christian films. In those four years,...

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Millennial and Gen Z generations do not trust you. That is what basically every poll conducted in the last five years has indicated....

Looking for new shows to watch this summer?

Looking for new shows to watch this summer?

For many of us summer means a change of pace, and a chance to relax and try new things. Our regular shows have wrapped...

REVIEW: In the Heights

REVIEW: In the Heights

Nina stands up from her old wooden bench in the middle of the park and presses against the chain link fence. She locks her...

“Promising Young Woman” Explained: SPOILER Review

“Promising Young Woman” Explained: SPOILER Review

Content guide: I was unsure whether to watch this film based on the marketing and subject matter of violence against women. If you have...

REVIEW: Wolfwalkers

REVIEW: Wolfwalkers

Director Tomm Moore knows the feeling of being otherized. “When I was a little kid, I was in a playground and I was playing...

Wanda Vision and Irresistible Force

Wanda Vision and Irresistible Force

One of our family’s new COVID pastimes has been watching “WandaVision” on Disney+ every Friday night. For the first time, our kids get to...

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