What the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees Say about God, Faith, and Religion

This year’s Academy Awards best picture nominees each possess a particular way of understanding what it means to be human. They answer inquiries of vast religious significance. “Where are we going?” “How might human joy be obtained?” and “What does the nature of sacrifice entail for the world around us?”

Steven Spielberg’s Cinema of the Sublime

Spiritual longing typifies Spielberg’s approach as a storyteller and may account for at least some of his blockbuster appeal.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Risky, Explosive, and Beautifully Brazen

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not only what many audiences need, but how they need it.

The Trip to Spain Serves Up Laughter with a Side of Mortality

Brydon and Coogan carry with them the burden of personal significance, both on their trip and at home.

Show, Don’t Prove: An Interview with The Case for Christ‘s Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel shares about the method and motivation behind The Case for Christ—and what this says about how Christians should defend the faith.

Silence’s Roar: Scorsese’s Latest Is a Kaleidoscope of Faith and Doubt

Silence’s commitment to authenticity and deep exploration of martyrdom make it a vital watch for all audiences.

Knocking on Martin Scorsese’s Door: Religion in the Work of Hollywood’s Patron Saint

In Martin Scorsese’s films, faith forms the groundwork for his gritty portrayals of incarnate suffering and violent quests for redemption.

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Is a Messy Film Trying to Say Something about God

While previous installments of the X-Men cinematic franchise center on humanity’s troubled relationship with mutants, Apocalypse shifts its focus to the mutants themselves.

‘Midnight Special’ Explores Belief & Doubt With Surprising Honesty

Midnight Special is one of the best films in the last decade to explore the questions of faith and doubt.

How a Nostalgic Jesus Freak Learned to Love Growing up in the Church

At this point in my life, nostalgia has become indispensable to my formation as a spiritual disciple.

Christ and Pop Culture Goes to the Movies 2015

Going to a movie can constitute great quality time.

The Coen Brothers Find Jesus in ‘Hail, Caesar!’

The Coen Brothers search for Jesus in their new film; their characters finding the fictional Jesus, and maybe even the real one, along the way.

Sleeping at Night: ‘Making a Murderer’ Attorney Dean Strang on His Most Popular Case, and What It Was Like to Lose It

An interview with Dean Strang, one of Steven Avery’s defense attorneys in the show Making a Murderer. Strang talks about the film itself and makes the case that we all have a stake in the justice system.

Stations of Home Alone: Can a Filthy Animal Have a Soul?

Station 1: “He may be a filthy animal, but you can’t say he doesn’t have a soul.”

‘Steve Jobs’ and the Ghosts of Apple Past

Jobs’ incessant pursuit of technological perfection presents a picture of how expertise, craftsmanship, and passion can often serve as masks for deep insecurities.

Zealots of Violence: ‘Sicario’ Creates a World That’s Thrilling, Dark & Our Own

Sicario is one of the best, most thrilling films of the year.