Media

Sex in the lab

On Masters of Sex, the wired-up naked bodies are not nearly as titillating as the melodramas that unfold when the characters are fully clothed.

The Giver’s temptations

If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.

Experiments in time

Every story is a story about time. Boyhood's power is not the perimeters of its story as much as the immersion into it.

Priest under threat

Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.

Those left behind

The focused uncertainty of The Leftovers is a parable for our own more diffuse reality. This could make it a deeply theological show.

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On the second anniversary of our media column, we asked several of our writers to reflect on their favorite theological films.