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Parents are committed to keeping children safe. But the reality is closer to Benh Zeitlin's vision of chaos than we care to admit.
I don't like family sitcoms, so I long avoided Modern Family. But the show catches the way family can be both loathsome and life-giving.
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.
Beth Felker Jones teaches at Wheaton College in Illinois. She is the author of Touched by a Vampire.
Jason Byassee is senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in Boone, North Carolina.
Kathryn Reklis teaches theology at Fordham University and is codirector of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice.