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is a writer based out of San Francisco. He's also the host of Cinemaholics, a podcast that reviews movies on a weekly basis.

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‘Black Panther’ Is the Most Purposeful Superhero Movie Ever

Editor’s Note: In recognition of Black Panther‘s nomination for Best Picture, we’re reposting our original review. The…

‘Roma’ Is a Technical Masterpiece With Just One Serious Flaw

Some films are created to be time machines, designed to immerse viewers in worlds that…

The 10 Best Netflix Films of 2018

The way we watch films isn’t changing. It’s already changed. Over the last three years,…

The Secret of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Lasting Success

I was 8 years old when the first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants aired on Nickelodeon…

3 Grown-Up Lessons We Can Learn From Kids’ Movies

This week sees the release of Smallfoot, an animated snow-monster movie from Warner Animation Group.…

Review: ‘Searching’ Wants You to Think About What You’re Really Looking for Online

Searching is what many might call a “desktop movie,” in that the story unfolds almost…

25 Years Later: The Awestruck Wonder of Watching ‘Jurassic Park’

A quarter-century ago, Jurassic Park changed the way we watch movies. The highly anticipated adaptation…

Han Solo Is a Great Hero Because of His Failures

Han Solo is well-known for being a complicated, yet likable scoundrel. When in danger, he…

Hear Me Out: ‘Cobra Kai’ Reminded Me of C.S. Lewis

The Karate Kid is probably the last movie people think of when considering the work…

‘Barry’s Hollywood Hitman Finds a Reason for Hope in the City of Angels

When you think of Hollywood, you might imagine the glamor and glitz, but maybe you…

‘Game Night’ Turns Friendship Into a Hilarious Team Effort

When friends host a game night around their coffee or kitchen table, they have three…

‘Phantom Thread’ Wants You to Fall in Love … With Your Spouse

Phantom Thread isn’t like most love stories made for the big screen. Most of today’s…

The Impact of ‘The Post’ Is Far More Interesting Than the Actual Movie

    Ideas aren’t usually protagonists, except when it comes to films about journalism. For…

The Top 10 Most Redemptive Films of 2017

Many of us seek out entertainment designed for escapism. We love distractions, especially when they…

‘The Disaster Artist’ Tempts Us to Admire and Relentlessly Mock a Real Person

The worldview of The Disaster Artist can be found in its name. The film is…

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Points Out the Potential Dangers of Following Your Heart

At its core, Pixar’s newest film Coco is about remembering our loved ones long after…

Adam Sandler Is Seriously Good in ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

2017 has so far been a landmark year for Netflix original movies, with films like Okja, I…

Tom Cruise Smuggles Drugs and Moral Relativism in ‘American Made’

Americans love cowboys. Or at least the mythological equivalent of traditional gunslingers and herd wranglers.…

13 Summer Movies That Deserve a Shot at This Year’s Oscars

Every year, movie lovers from around the world watch the Academy Awards to celebrate the…

4 Christopher Nolan Scenes That Will Challenge Your Faith

There’s perhaps no filmmaker working today who brings as much artistry and thematic weight to…

The 10 Best Movies of the Year—So Far

2017 has already yielded a list of impressive movies in a short amount of time.…

‘Friends From College’ Missed the Opportunity to Say Something Important

A new show was added to your Netflix browser this weekend that might catch your…

The Danger of Christians Entertaining Conspiracy Theories

With the Donald Trump presidency, it was inevitable that we’d have a resurgence of conspiracy…

What Christians Can Learn From the Cautionary ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

For Christians, The Handmaid’s Tale might be the most difficult show to watch on television…

These Are the 7 Summer Blockbusters You Need to Know About

Even in our current age of streaming the latest movies in our living rooms, summer…

The Spiritual Reason We’re Drawn to Disney Remakes

With the release of Beauty and the Beast, a live-action remake of the 1991 animated…

11 Movies Not Up For An Oscar This Year

Believe it or not, there are some great movies from the last year that didn’t…

11 Movies Snubbed by the Oscars

Believe it or not, there are some great movies from the last year that didn’t…

Is ‘Young Pope’ a ‘House of Cards’ for Catholicism?

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ Presents A New, Contradictory Take On The Catholic Church The opening…

Is ‘Young Pope’ a ‘House of Cards’ for Catholicism?

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’ Presents A New, Contradictory Take On The Catholic Church The opening…

5 Surprisingly Smart Animated Movies Even Adults Will Like

There’s no shortage of animated movies coming to the big screen each year, and 2016…

5 Surprisingly Smart Animated Movies Even Adults Will Like

Current Including Disney’s “Moana” Share Facebook 76 Twitter 0 There’s no shortage of animated movies…

I Wasn’t Allowed to Read Harry Potter. Here’s Why I’m a Fan Now

The highly anticipated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has finally opened in theaters,…

I Wasn’t Allowed to Read Harry Potter. Here’s Why I’m a Fan Now

Culture What the Wizarding World franchise shows us about morality Share Facebook 2,776 Twitter 0…

‘Doctor Strange’ Isn’t Your Typical Superhero Film. That’s a Good Thing

Doctor Strange is the last mainstream superhero movie of 2016, a year that has seen…

How Pixar Movies Are Dramatically Reshaping Culture

I was one of those kids who was raised by movies and television. That sounds…

Can ‘The Witch’ Actually Teach Us Something About Faith and Grace?

The horror genre has undergone a serious transformation in the last few years. Recent favorites…

The Gospel According to Pixar

For many of us, Pixar movies represent a cornerstone of our childhoods. The studio has…