Film and TV Reviews

Watching “Leave the World Behind” & Unfairly Maligning Our Military

On Memorial Day, let’s celebrate our military as an institution Americans can still trust

What “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” Gets Right and Wrong About Killing

The major difference between Guy Ritchie’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare(MUW) and the historical operation that the film depicts is the…

Asteroid City: The Quest for Infinity

Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” (2023) is his most theological reflection yet

God or Godzilla?: Oppenheimer and the Dangers of Taking Nuclear Metaphors Too Literally

Some spiritual interpretations of atomic warfare are perfectly valid – others are positively radioactive

New Documentary Captures Greek Resistance to Nazis and Holocaust in WWII 

“My People” relates the stories of Greek-Jewish victims of the Holocaust the heroic resistance of the Greeks against the Nazis.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: 60 Years On

Necessary, discriminate, and proportionate force in the last resort in defense of good was essential in the Wild West–just as it’s essential today

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The Cost of Fighting Evil: A Review of The Stranger (2022)

Director: Thomas M. Wright Featuring: Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Jada Alberts, Steve Mouzakis Rated R for language and disturbing content…

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The Rings of Power: The Necessity of Vigilance and the Limits of Beauty

The latest cinematic reimagining of Tolkien’s universe suggests surprising depth, presenting high adventure with ideas of enduring import

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TG2: Maverick – Film talk with former TOPGUN instructor CAPT Ryan “Guido” Bernacchi

Marc LiVecche and Ryan Bernacchi discuss “Top Gun: Maverick” in this wide-ranging talk about naval aviation, ethics, and the challenges of military command