Redeeming Love Does a Disservice to Hosea and to Women

Conflating the relentless love of God in a literalistic manner with the romantic love of a man and woman is harmful.

The Beautiful Community and Brutal Scapegoating in The Peasants

This 2023 animated adaptation of the acclaimed Polish novel highlights the tension between tradition and community, and modern individualism.

St. Augustine’s Disordered Loves and The Iron Claw

The Von Erichs’ tragic history is a warning against what happens when we value some things more highly than we ought to.

The Iron Claw and the Grip of Generational Sin

Generational sins may undoubtedly shape our bent towards a vice or idol, but we are the ones who ultimately succumb or resist.

Faith as Drama: God and the Individual in The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s film triumphs as spiritual art due to its moving portrait of an individual who valued faith above all else.

Dear Alien, Who Art in Heaven: Finding God in Asteroid City

Asteroid City expresses a conviction that God speaks, but questions whether that speech is intelligible.

CAPC’s Favorite Films of 2023

Our favorite films of 2023 featured existential comedy, movie monsters, the world’s favorite Nazi-punching archaeologist, assassins, and more.

Christian Filmmaking Needs a Shift

In the parallel universe of films like The Shift, narratives are morally worthless—unless and until they can explicitly spell out what we have learned.

1983 vs. 2023: When Is Revival Right for America?

Some Christians want their version of revival so desperately that they try to force revival through fearmongering.

The Holdovers and Christmas Hope

Alexander Payne’s latest film proclaims the chance of finding rest even amidst our deepest sorrows.

Don’t Lose the Arc of Indiana Jones

We see a gradual but discernible arc in the character of Indiana Jones, from self-seeking adventurer to self-sacrificial friend and family man.

Nat Segaloff’s The Exorcist Legacy Explores the Magic of William Friedkin’s Iconic Film

Segaloff is in a unique position to bring all of this material together for people who cherish the original film not simply as a cinematic rite of passage for thrillseekers, but also as a genuine work of art.

Grace Amid Suffering in Martin Scorcese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

To call Martin Scorcese’s latest a masterpiece is merely to note that it’s yet another amid a career scattered with masterpieces.

In No One Will Save You, One Woman Seeks Forgiveness and Acceptance Amidst an Alien Invasion

Brian Duffield’s genre-bending film affords ample opportunity to ask deep questions about suffering, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Air Jordan: Relic of Desire

The film Air treats the Air Jordan with a reverence befitting its cultural status; holy relics elicit similar feelings, offering a tangible link to transcendence through the imprint of a remarkable individual’s body. 

Barbie as Portal Fantasy—and What That Means for Greta Gerwig’s Narnia Adaptation

C.S. Lewis’s adored classic now shares space with Barbie as part of the subgenre of portal fantasy.