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Tyler Daswick is a senior writer at Relevant. Follow him on Twitter @tylerdaswick.

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How to Get Into the Best Mental Health Shape of Your Life

What if we viewed mental health like fitness, and approached how we shore up our…

Lauren Daigle

This feature was originally published in issue 96 of RELEVANT Magazine.  Lauren Daigle couldn’t believe…

In Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night,’ Conviction Is (Excellent) Comedy

As movies become more responsive to the modern cultural climate, walking into a theater can…

The First Poster for ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Shows Off Diana’s Awesome New Costume

Following the disappointing news that the movie wouldn’t be appearing at San Diego Comic Con…

The First Teaser for Pixar’s Next Original Movie, ‘Onward,’ Is Setting You Up for an Emotional Sucker Punch

Pixar’s next original movie, Onward, has flown low under the radar for some time, thanks to…

Let’s Discuss the Utter Insanity of ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Watching Godzilla: King of the Monsters is like asking your mom to buy your favorite cereal…

Review: ‘Rocketman’ Chronicles a Mega-Star’s Soaring, Messy Search for Love

The best thing about Rocketman is how it treats the music of its namesake and central…

Review: In Satirizing Faith, ‘Good Omens’ Actually Doesn’t Go Far Enough

If religion is fertile ground for comedy, radical religion bears fruit year-round. Cultural shifts have…

Review: ‘Booksmart’ Is a Hilarious Ode to Making Dumb Decisions

The paradox of high school is it was a terrible experience for just about everyone,…

The ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Was Doomed From the Start, and Maybe That’s Our Fault

Be it the immediacy of social media discourse, the reactionary nature of the internet or…

Review: Has ‘John Wick 3’ Redeemed the Hollywood Action Movie?

There are few movie genres as well-suited to the visual form as action movies. At…

Other Food Shows Turn Chefs Into Gods, But ‘Street Food’ Is About Deacons

The best meals come without pretensions. Food doesn’t have to be simple, but it should…

Review: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Packs a Warm Family Story Inside a Wacky Mystery

There are two ways to explain Detective Pikachu, and the gap between those descriptors represents…

‘It: Chapter Two’ Is Written By a Christian, and He Says the Movie’s Scarier than the First

Yesterday marked the release of the first trailer for the much-anticipated It: Chapter Two, the follow-up…

Review: We’ve Seen the ‘Tolkien’ Biopic, and We Have Answers to All Your Questions

This is a review of the new J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien. People have a lot…

Review: ‘Long Shot’ Is a Romantic Comedy About the Trump Era (and It Works!)

Since the 2016 election, new relationships have had to deal with the unfamiliar threshold of…

Have Christians Turned Marriage Into An Idol?

Everywhere I go, I see married couples. It’s creeping me out. I moved across the…

Winterfell vs. Helm’s Deep: How the Two Epic Battle Scenes Stack Up

Last night’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Long Night,” aired an 80-minute battle, reportedly the…

Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Might Give You Hope for This Broken World

The perfect word is “ultimate.” Avengers: Endgame is not just a definitive punctuation mark in…

If You Want a Show About the Pain of Self-Acceptance, Watch ‘Barry’

As prestige television popularized the anti-hero model, audiences witnessed a spectrum of self-denial. While Edie…

How ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Underscored the Power of the Iconic Cathedral

There are more popular Disney songs than “The Bells of Notre Dame,” but the opening…

Review: ‘Breakthrough’ Passes Up the Tough Questions for Christian-Movie Cheese

Breakthrough is bookended by two cringe-worthy moments, one typical of faith movies and one not.…

Love It or Hate It, ‘Game of Thrones’ Is the Show of a Generation

Game of Thrones operates on the other side of a cultural threshold. Most avid TV…

Breaking: Still Ablaze, the Notre Dame Cathedral Is Beginning to Collapse

UPDATE: Just a couple of hours after the blaze was first reported, the central spire…

Review: ‘Mary Magdalene’ Is a Faith Movie that Will Actually Challenge You

The first thing about Mary Magdalene that sticks to you is its music. This movie…

‘Our Planet’ Combines a Gorgeous Documentary with a Call for Creation Care

Nothing’s more relaxing than a nature show. They feel so distal. Especially as series like…

50 Percent of Pastors Worry They’ll Offend People If They Speak About Social Issues

A new research collection from the Barna Group reveals some shifting attitudes among American Protestant…

‘Best of Enemies’ Engages with Race Issues (and Faith) Better than ‘Green Book’

Best of Enemies is a “message movie” so effortless you find yourself buying in without…

In the Wonderful ‘Shazam,’ Zachary Levi Is the Superhero We Wish We Could Be

We eat shawarma with Marvel, but we bow to DC. The latter company’s heroes are…

Review: Disney Forgot to Bring the Magic to Their ‘Dumbo’ Remake

Everyone in Dumbo is measured against our titular blue-eyed elephant. He’s the litmus test for…

Review: ‘Abby’s’ Is Another Warm Sitcom from the People Behind ‘Parks’ and ‘New Girl’

Your television is furniture. Though it’s evolved a lot since the boxy wooden centerpieces of…

Just Admit It, This Trailer for ‘Perfect Date’ Has You Ready for Netflix’s Next Rom-Com

If Netflix has been good for anything in this world, it’s been 1) letting us…

With ‘Us,’ Jordan Peele Crafts Another Searing Horror Parable

If Get Out was Jordan Peele’s edition of Social Horror 101, Us is his masterclass. It’s more dense and less…

How ‘God’s Not Dead’ Perpetuated the Modern Evangelical Victim Narrative

Five years ago, a desperate American Christian populace found a reckless, rage-fueled champion in God’s Not…

Review: HBO’s ‘The Case Against Adnan Syed’ Adds a New Dimension to ‘Serial’

Serial’s influence probably can’t be overstated, not only for what it did for podcasts, but…

Meanie-Poophead Scientists Say You Aren’t Even an Adult Until You’re 30—WHATEVER

Ugh, looks like the jerkballs down at the science store or whatever they call it…

‘Triple Frontier’ Has the Male Heroes the Captain Marvel Haters Want … and They’re a Joke

The best scene in Triple Frontier comes about halfway through the movie. The protagonists have…

‘Captain Marvel’ Doesn’t Honor the Awesome Hero at Its Center

For all its advancement and innovation, it took Marvel a startling 10 years to put…

15 Years Later, a Christian Bubble Still Protects ‘Passion of the Christ’

A reading from the Book of Rotten Tomatoes. We turn to The Passion of the…

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Caps the Underappreciated Trilogy In Perfect Fashion

It started as an underdog. Next to the the gargantuan IP-driven franchises of Disney, Pixar,…