I’ve never seen a film that translates grace to the screen like Babette’s Feast. As one of the rare films that focuses on the lined and battered faces of real people Babette’s Feast challenges viewers to love real life. The film embraces God’s love for the embodied, the ordinary and the value of the extraordinary, and a love that wastes nothing.
Kathryn Reklis reviews film, TV, and more
If ever a movie with a teenage protagonist was tailor-made for sermon illustrations, it is this one.
Every story is a story about time. Boyhood's power is not the perimeters of its story as much as the immersion into it.
Calvary is a masterpiece of religious filmmaking. Its greatest achievement is to convey the impact of a community's near-collapse of faith.
This summer, the most common theme being played out at the movies is this: No matter who you are, you are the same as everyone else.
The focused uncertainty of The Leftovers is a parable for our own more diffuse reality. This could make it a deeply theological show.
I have always watched TV in community. In many ways these communities of shared stories have shaped the stories I tell about my life.
After centuries of Westerners going to Africa to teach, documentary filmmaker James Ault goes to learn.
Several times a day, my Facebook feed invites me to cry, laugh, or feel amazed. I click almost every time.
In adapting my course for video, I had to learn to bridge the distance between me and students I couldn't imagine, let alone see.
The lead character of Wallander is a cop relentlessly pursuing justice. He knows he should leave work at the office, but he can't.
Poems, novels, and short stories have all influenced Christian ways of telling our sacred stories. What about a miniseries?
Divergent puts age-old questions of belonging in a new setting: a postapocalyptic society with the motto “factions before blood.”
The Borgias series has a human, believable Pope Alexander VI. But it misses opportunities to make more of holiness as well as of sin.
Cohle and Hart are magnetic and unforgettable. But True Detective's existential heft never exceeds the palaver of a 101 class.