When I was watching Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast, one word kept springing to mind: spectacle. The scale of a Broadway musical meets the sheer wonder of the most lavish of Disney spectacles. The sense of magic and wonderment…

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Of all the Top 5’s we’re doing this week, the Best Actor category may be the most predictable and also contains the most consensus among the RWT staff. Does that speak to the lack of great starring roles by men in…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: Fresh off winning seven (a record) Golden Globes, we talk about La La Land— a modern day musical. Brought to us by acclaimed Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, La La Land gives us…

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Charles Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol is well nigh inescapable during this time of year. Even without reading the book or watching any of the dozens of film and stage adaptations, we still encounter it. The word “scrooge” is part…

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Considered by many to be the greatest film musical of all time, Singing in the Rain is also one of my personal favorite things, a movie about the art and business of making movies. At the pinnacle of fame and…

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Retro is now the cool, marketable, and profitable thing to do in kid’s movies. Not only have we been subject to countless reboots of classic franchises in the adult genre–so we share it with our kids and create a whole…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: The writer/director who brought us Once and Begin Again gives us another touching, musically driven story with lots of heart and plenty of passion in Sing Street. This time we get to…

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The central plot is pretty straight forward. It is one of redemption: the Barden Bellas seek to clear their soiled reputation and earn back the right to perform by being the first Americans to win an International a cappella competition.…

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On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast: We are talking about Into the Woods— from stage to screen! Who can blame them for bringing another musical to life after the recent success of films like Les Miserables? This film…

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