In “A Hidden Life,” Terrence Malick reveals to us an icon of Christ in the conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter as he opposes serving in the Nazi military.
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Review: The Two Popes
Netflix provides an entertaining, yet flawed, imagined encounter between Pope Francis and Pope Benedict. Its ultimate message? Perhaps reconciliation of the differences between people is really possible.
Review of “The Crown”, Season 3
The Netflix hit drama shows that the splendor of royal power comes at a considerable cost.
Review: Frozen 2 teaches us how to confront the painful parts of our past
What can the more mature characters of Frozen 2 teach us about confronting our difficult personal and shared histories?
Why We Need to Take the Joker Seriously
The new Joker has sparked controversy for its portrayal mental illness and violence. But it forces the question, does our culture foster the same indifference to the poor and suffering?
The Lion (Philosopher) King
The Lion King demonstrates that justice will never last if we only rely on the good king to save us.
“Spider-Man: Far from Home” and Seeing Beyond the Illusions
The latest Marvel superhero movie, “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” reminds us that appearances can be deceiving as we follow the story of Peter Parker after the events of “Avengers: Endgame.” What can we learn from his story? How can we see beyond the illusions in our own lives?
The Psychological Terror of War in “Neon Genesis Evangelion”
Netflix will begin streaming the classic anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” next week, a series that explores themes of war and violence, along with the psychological toll that it can have on combatants. All of which are relevant themes after the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day earlier this month.
“Detective Pikachu”: The Bond Between Us
The surprising success of “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith, comes from its ability to stay true to a driving theme of the storyline of the games and anime: it is the bond between us that leads to success.
“Avengers: Endgame” – From Heartbreak to Hope
“Avengers: Endgame” brings a satisfying conclusion to the 22 movies from Marvel Studios over the last eleven years. Confronting the evil of Thanos, all of the Avengers, including Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, struggle with their motivations as they move from heartbreak to hope. The film is less about “how” the heroes will defeat Thanos, and more about the “why” that motivates them all.