Black Widow’s Endgame Begins With Family

Romanoff’s job as Black Widow, an Avenger, means more to her than any other Avenger. It is at the heart of who she is and what she does.

Seeing and Believing 198: Claire Denis’s High Life and Penny Lane’s Hail, Satan?

Dave Canfield of Screen Anarchy joins Kevin to help him review: Claire Denis’s sci-fi experiment High Life and Penny Lane’s documentary, Hail, Satan?

Avengers: Infinity War and the Lost Spirit of Sacrifice

Infinity War begins with most of the Marvel heroes either having rejected a spirit of sacrifice or having never really acquired it.

Avengers: Endgame and the Redemption Saga of Tony Stark

His story, more than any other’s, encapsulates the ups and downs of the formation of the Avengers.

Countdown to the Endgame

Hidden in the shadows of these movies are cosmic truths worth unearthing and revisiting as they help us understand our culture and what we can uniquely contribute to it.

Shazam! Brings the Laughs while Struggling with Super-Maturity

A hero’s journey certainly isn’t about less than family, but should be about more.

Breakthrough Breaks through Christian Movie Stereotypes

Overall, Breakthrough broke through my expectations of the Christian feel-good genre and helped me suspend my disbelief for a couple hours.

God of the Belly: Wasting away in the World of First Reformed

The question isn’t if Schrader should have made First Reformed a more uplifting movie: the question is if Schrader is right or not. Are we doomed to consume ourselves?

Hacksaw Ridge and the Strange Sovereignty of God

Hacksaw Ridge, like Shusau Endō, asks us to consider the very terrifying particularity of God’s interactions with human beings.

The Horror of Us Is God’s Judgment on America

Jordan Peele’s Us critiques who we are as a nation and people, and from where we’ve come.

Seeing and Believing 193: Jordan Peele’s Us and Chris Caldwell/Zeek Earl’s Prospect

Two genre films are up for consideration this week: one set in the farthest reaches of space, and one that hits uncomfortably close to home: Us and Prospect

The Vital Love of Friendship Stories

These friendship stories—in giving us fantastic scenarios—demonstrate how in God’s economy friendship is far from cheap.

CAPC Jr.: Pop Culture Commentary from the Next Generation

In CAPC Jr., significant children in the lives of our writers pass on their own unique insights into some of their favorite cultural artifacts.

Captain Marvel and the Importance of Telling Female Hero Stories

Women and girls must know they can be agents of change—that their voices are as loud and as true, their strength and dedication just as valued and valuable, as their male counterparts.

21 Grams, Woo Science, and the Quantum Soul

In 21 Grams there is a measure of redemption for each character, which invites us to toward a fuller sense of personhood through (quantum?) entanglement with the living God.

Seeing and Believing 188: Mike Mitchell’s The Lego Movie 2 and Robert Krzykowski’s The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot