A Gritty Goodness: The River Thief (Not Rated)

The typical hero of a faith-based film measures their own satisfaction with the ending by the metric ton. If you stuck a teaspoon in the ending of the average Christian film, you’d pull it out dripping with enough sweet goo to give everyone in the world a mouthful of cavities. We don’t merely like redemption… Read Review


Becoming Like The Teacher: Stranger Things And Pedagogy (Not Rated)

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. -Luke 6:40 Here, finally, is something which cares nothing for novelty, originality, innovation. There are fine television programs which do not worship at the altar of The New, but the makers of those programs are… Read Review


God’s Not Dead 2: First World Problems (PG)

If courage is a mark of greatness in film making, God’s Not Dead 2 is deserving of more than a few laurels. It takes real guts to give a movie called God’s Not Dead 2 a theatrical release date of April 1st. If the release date is analogous to riding a motorcycle without a helmet… Read Review


Suicide Squad: Are Comic Book Movies Actually Interesting? (PG-13)

“A lot of comic book movies are actually pretty interesting…” If, over the last ten years, you have lived within the vicinity of teenage boys, you are likely familiar with this claim. The claim that a thing is “actually interesting” is, often enough, actually interesting in and of itself. The “actually… Read Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“Torn Apart”: Thoughts on The Force Awakens and the Myth of Star Wars We live in a post-Star Wars world. No, we don’t spend our days scavenging through the debris of Star Destroyers and X-Wings like the protagonist of the seventh and newest installment, J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens. But is it really that… Read Article


To Have A Crush On A Fictional Person

In an informal poll I conducted among my students late last year, every high school junior I teach claimed to have had a crush on a fictional person. The question both was and was not a trick. In truth, a crush is always a fictional person. While crush is a neologism and not a philosophically… Read Article

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