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.

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.

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…

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.

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,…

Ready Player One: a mushy, muddled mash-up

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

Praising Paul, Apostle of Christ

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

Movie’s Not Christian — and Vox’s Not Dead

God's Not Dead, but he sure is misrepresented! Here's Alissa Wilkinson on just how misguided this series of films…

Who’s a good boy on this Isle of Dogs?

Wes Anderson's latest is the most visually enchanting of his career. For me, it's also the most frustrating.

An American who deserves a parade

A trailer for a movie about a man who made America great by being a humble, loving, welcoming American.

The Decemberists record the a-pop-alypse

Basking in the bright colors of a bold new sound, the Decemberists will lift your spirits at the end of the world.

Post-Panther Questions