As we take a closer look at horror this October, some popular genres are apt to be dismissed as mere blood and guts. The zombie genre is one of them. But one of the genre’s original films reveals many more layers.
Sometimes I have to break from the consensus – Venom is no Spider-Man 2, but neither is it Catwoman. It is nothing more or less than a fun-but-flawed comic book movie.
Grief and depression is something many of us are very familiar with. Hereditary takes the subject and molds it into one of the deepest most haunting horror films of the past decade.
Although utilizing a church setting and speaking of environmentalism, First Reformed is actually about neither of those things.
If I were asked to boil the message of Jason Reitman’s Tully down to one sentence, I may say, “Parenting sucks.”
Although just a shadow of its former self, Ocean’s Eight aims to pick up the franchise where it left off, pursuing a fun heist with an all-female cast. But with a lack of the self-awareness that was sprinkled throughout the franchise’s origins, it comes off a tad hedonistic.
The Bible itself is offensive and uses offensive language, in ways many Christians may not realize. How do we reconcile this with calls to be pure in speech? And how should Christian storytellers approach the use of strong language?