Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name Is a Beautiful Portrayal of Human Longing and Fulfillment

Your Name earnestly embraces a sense of longing as something natural to the human existence.

The Tragedy of Family Fences

Denzel Washington encapsulates and brings to life the character and embodiment of our own fathers with haunting authenticity. By playing one man so well, he plays millions.

Oscar’s Biggest Flubs

There have always been awards given out for not-so-award-worthy reasons.

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.

Exploring Embodied Racism in Get Out and The Thing with Two Heads

The racism Peele is poking at in Get Out is a sort that’s proven difficult, if not impossible, to excise from American culture.

Becoming Human: How Community Forms Us

Whether it is sexual identity or religious identity, becoming fully human depends on our sense of self taking shape both internally and externally.

How to Be Human: A Viewing of How to Be Single

How to Be Single invites Christians to acquaint themselves with the Christian understanding of humanness.

It’s Not About You: Doctor Strange and the Dichotomy of Self

It’s not about us. And we think too little of ourselves.

Wonder, Belief, and Buddy the Elf

We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.

In Arrival, Language Is the Name of the Game

Arrival paints a clear picture of how important language is to forming and sustaining societies.

The LEGO Batman Movie as a Picture of Family

In The LEGO Batman Movie, Batman’s fears for his for friends’ and family’s safety prompt him to change, to acknowledge his need for them.

The LEGO Batman Movie Builds a Silly-Yet-Serious Hero

The brick-based LEGO Batman Movie thinks outside the box for children and adults alike.

Winning at Being the Worst: What the Razzies Teach Us about Creativity and Art

Full of armchair critics with penchants for lazy analysis, The Razzies stunt an audience’s ability to interact with movies instead of doing the good work of a critic.

A Land of Lost Sidekicks in Life, Animated

Life, Animated allows us to see how a family loves each other, though they were required to take a journey they hadn’t been expecting.

The Unforgiveable Sin of Passengers

Watching forgiveness unfold in Passengers gives us plenty to ponder.

Less Is More? What Minimalism Can (and Can’t) Teach Us

Minimalism shows us that owning more stuff cannot satisfy, but the idea of minimalism by itself will not satisfy in the long term either.