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Django Unchained is an irreverent, profound and problematic exploration of America's original sin—and the power of a revenge fantasy.
When Peter Jackson plays up the theme of home, it's a loving riff on Tolkien. But why must he make war the driving engine of the The Hobbit?
Viewers don’t look to James Bond movies for profundity. Mostly they go to see buxom babes (now brainier and badder) and gravity-defying vehicle chases. But the most recent Bond installment offers some pertinent comments on technology.
It's the golden era of TV, and many shows explore moral and psychological issues with great nuance. Why not take religion as seriously?
Our culture tells young adults to resist adulthood with all their might. New Girl portrays characters who want something more.
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Faithful: A Theology of Sex.
Jason Byassee teaches homiletics at Vancouver School of Theology.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.
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