With a reputation built on works full of staggering narrative detail and deep mythological roots, J.R.R. Tolkien could perhaps be better described as a world builder than as an author. His mythological worlds have mythologies of their own, along with…

Read more

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: Well, I guess we couldn’t have planned it better if we tried. A few weeks back we sat down to talk about Green Book not knowing how the Oscars would pan…

Read more

If you’ve ever watched a Yorgos Lanthimos film you know he likes to defy the conventions of traditional storytelling. Everything from nonlinear story structure to provocative content, his films aren’t exactly a relaxing experience at the theater. His latest film,…

Read more

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: We continue our dive into the start of awards season films with director Damien Chazelle’s La La Land follow-up, First Man. This intense look at the life of Neil Armstrong feels wholly…

Read more

Going to space is hard. As last week’s Soyuz rocket failure proves, even a well-proven rocket with a spotless half-century track record can still remind us that getting to space isn’t any easier than it was for Neil Armstrong. It…

Read more

There’s nothing like a trusted mentor and teacher to change your life for the better. That’s the idea behind one of my favorite movies, The King’s Speech (2010), based on a true story from the life of King George VI.…

Read more

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: We look at one of the most talked about documentaries of the year, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This look at Fred Rogers life tries to show the man who had…

Read more

Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a story about a singular, unique man.  He was vilified by some as coddling or a trifle; he was held up by others to be, as his son put it, the “second Christ”; but…

Read more

Movies about persons with disabilities are a curious beast. They have a tightrope to walk. Disability is a difficult thing to deal with and often manifests itself in painful, isolating ways. However, this makes it easy to fall into the…

Read more

I wanted to love this movie. I really did. I put it on my list of most anticipated movies of 2017 and I’ve really enjoyed following Aaron Sorkin’s career ever since I took his online screenwriting course. I was excited…

Read more

20/41