Zack Snyder’s follow-up to 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has none of its predecessor’s thematic ambition and theological inclinations. The crowd-pleaser we get instead is consistently entertaining, even if lacking in a central, grounding theme.
Logan talks with Elijah Thompson of The Fetal Position and Dank Pro-Life Memes, and reviews Thor: Ragnarok, All But Invisible by Nate Collins, and Kelly Clarkson’s latest release, The Meaning of Life.
The original American Idol has released a new album ruminating on The Meaning of Life. The subject matter of that album, given the record’s title, tells us a lot about how the secular culture establishes meaning and purpose.
Thor: Ragnarok has a gained a stronger hold in the affections of Marvel fans than previous Thor films. This is largely due to its Guardians-esque sense of humor and absurdity, as well as its neon color palette and “buddy cops in space” vibe with the Hulk. This is all true, and the film is an absolute blast; it also includes some interesting thoughts, though admittedly secondary, on how the Asgardians as immigrants or refugees draw their identity while disconnected from their homeland.
The binge-worthy fan favorite Stranger Things has hit screens again for a second season, to a great deal of fanfare. And while this season does not contain as many allusions to faith, it does contain some valuable themes related to community.
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Logan talks with Nate Sala of A Clear Lens about whether and how Christians should engage with the horror genre. Logan also gives brief reviews of Suburbicon, Loving Vincent, and Stranger Things Season Two, as well as some Bible talk from Philippians 4:8.
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Loving Vincent is a wonderful visual experience that’s worth every penny of its arthouse theater admission cost. It also contains a thought-provoking and nuanced probe into van Gogh’s life, even if executed imperfectly.