In which I wrestle with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

The most invigorating subject of discussion at the movies this year is also a difficult and, for me, frustrating film.


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A jewel heist that stole my ten dollars

Ocean's 8 should've been a blast. It's a missed opportunity in so many ways.


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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word — a Looking Closer film forum

Can a documentary about the Pope give us a complex, nuanced, truthful vision that is more than just a vehicle for a message?


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It’s all fun and games… until it’s not.

For friends and weekend parties, Game Night is bound to become a movie-night favorite.


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The Theology of the Coen Brothers? A Conversation Between Matt Zoller Seitz and Jeffrey Overstreet

Originally titled "O Coen Brothers, Where Art God?", this is my conversation with Matt Zoller Seitz about theology, Raising Arizona, morality, Fargo, good and evil, The Big Lebowski, and so much more.


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Ready Player One: a mushy, muddled mash-up

Spielberg gets lost in nostalgia, serving up a flashy but frustrating contradiction.


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Praising Paul, Apostle of Christ

Justin Chang and Steven Greydanus are impressed with "Paul, Apostle of Christ."


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