Redeeming Princess Culture

Whether Disney or its critics realize it, Christian virtues and gospel themes abound in these princess films.

Theories of Life, Death, and Afterlife in The Discovery

The Discovery from Netflix explores what could happen if the afterlife offers humans a fresh start on this life.

Guardians, Bellas, and Ruth: All That Sisterhood Can Achieve

A fair representation of women in entertainment would include positive aspects of sisterhood, encouraging women to pursue healthy sisterhood in their own lives.

Oikos and Idolatry in Spider-Man: Homecoming

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the villain Adrian Toomes represents a disturbingly plausible version of a very natural human tendency: the idolization of family.

George A. Romero Made Horror What It Is Today

For all their lack of subtlety, zombies dramatize many of our deepest inner conflicts.

The Sisterhood of St. Joan

In the real-life person of St. Joan of Arc, we find someone who is both thinking and doing.

Don’t Embrace the Power of the Dark Side

God’s word, and our own stories, teach us to overcome evil with good. Why don’t we listen?

It Comes at Night Reminds Us That the Political Is Always Personal

It Comes at Night implores us to have the courage to give each other the benefit of the doubt.

Movies Are Prayers by Josh Larsen, Free for CAPC Members

In Movies Are Prayers, Josh Larsen exemplifies how critical engagement with a film can be an act of neighbor-love.

Learning about Life, Love, and Dreams from La La Land and The Intern

La La Land embraces the tension of living on this side of heaven, calling us to face the difficulty head on and enjoy the ride.

‘It’s Not about Deserve’: Truth, Pity, and a Deeper Magic in Wonder Woman

We crave heroes like Wonder Woman who give undeserved mercy to those who deserve destruction.

Gray Jedi and the Loss of Faith in Star Wars

The concept of Gray Jedi appeals to a generation that wants spirituality without religion; for that reason, it represents a deterioration of the Star Wars mythology.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Explores the Many Lies We Believe

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we see the consequences of denying truth.

“We Were Voyagers!” Disney’s Moana Revels in the Quickening Power of Tradition

The contemporary stereotype of tradition — which Moana so beautifully subverts — is that it’s static and deadening.

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.

Song to Song: A Canticle of Love and Grace

Song to Song is a love story, both intimate and grand in scope, baptized by grace and mercy.