Film project sheds light on New England's legacy of slavery
Award-winning Mahalia Jackson film comes to Hulu
Robert Pattinson gives us the Batman we need
He carries the hesitant masculinity of Twilight’s Edward Cullen in his body.
Mollywood produces films portraying Christians as a normal part of the South Indian landscape
A growing number of Malayalam-language films feature Christian characters or themes.
A look at faith in film over the last decade
At a time of rapid secularization, filmmakers seem intrigued—if sometimes also repelled—by religion.
The Best of Enemies is a movie centered on one white man’s conversion
Personal conversion is part of social change, but we can’t end our stories there.
The people who haunt us
Jordan Peele’s new horror film reveals the pasts we are all tethered to.
Mary Poppins returns to a world of economic insecurity
Can memories of childhood joy really make up for predatory lending and labor busting?
In Roma, Alfonso Cuarón portrays life amid Mexico’s class divides
In Cuarón’s film, both love and violence come in waves.
BlacKkKlansman, Sorry to Bother You, and the “white voice”
If whiteness is a fiction, it's one that does a lot of damage.
The Incredibles are back, with a more collaborative vision
Elastigirl is the hero we need.
The spiritual desert of First Reformed's minister
Ernst Toller is not so different from the male anti-heroes at the heart of Paul Schrader's earlier, more sensational films.
Tales of different lands
Literature and film from England, Hungary, Japan, and Korea
8 recent films that take on the church
Across the globe, cinematic portrayals of Christianity are increasingly emphasizing its faults.
Logan Lucky's criminals and why we root for them
In Ocean's 11, the thieves' sheer coolness reeled us in. It's a harder sell when the heroes day-drink themselves to sleep.
Episode 26: Saved!
Adam and Matt talk with Bromleigh McCleneghan about sex, community, and purity culture after watching the movie Saved! (2004).
Improvising the music of daily life
Robert Bresson’s films are adventurous, brooding, and deeply religious.
by Jon Sweeney
Faith at Sundance
2014 has been described as the year that Hollywood found faith. But if the first-ever panel on faith and film at the Sundance Film Festival is any indication, the discovery of theological depth is still quite a ways off.
Amy Frykholm's theological film favorites
Lars and the Real Girl shows the power of the visual medium to tell a theological story. I not only felt that I knew Lars, but that I knew myself through his fear of the tangles of relationship, his anxiety about the need to be transformed, and his desire to put transformation off as long as possible.
by Amy Frykholm
God and global cinema
Cinema has long been a critical medium for exploring religious themes in mainstream culture. Today, filmmakers continue to find a distinctive religious voice.