Ready Player One is a great popcorn flick that features an array of delightful 1980’s pop culture references. Ironically – or perhaps intentionally – it also critiques the degree to which we have used pop culture to escape from reality.
The recent statement by the Archbishop of York on the death of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking reflects a confusion on Christian doctrine regarding salvation. It also shows how celebrity culture has influenced the church, especially when it comes to ideas of goodness.
A fitting metaphor for the state of Millennial lives more generally, Lady Bird is a messy mash-up of bad relationships and unhealthy attitudes toward sex. And yet, its honesty and authenticity unmasks many of those elements, forcing the ugliness of the fallen world into the open, and making some small concessions toward redemption.
A partially successful meld of history and fantasy, Amazon’s Britannia seeks its audience through a “Game of Thrones lite” approach, with one eye on paganism and the other on Nietzsche.
In a culture that harbors the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Spaceys of the world, sexual assault has gained an increased awareness as of late. Too few stories, however, have highlighted not just the evil of rape, but the social values that contribute to its prevalence. Broadchurch is the exception.
Just as the Academy, the Screen Actor’s Guild, the Golden Globes, and every bloke with a film blog has released their top tens, we figured it was time we released ours as well.
As authentic and human as it is funny, The Big Sick makes a strong case for one of the best films of the year.