Film

Max Von Sydow, Star of ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’, ‘Exorcist’ and ‘Game of Thrones’, Has Passed Away

Max von Sydow, the Swedish-born actor whose rogue charm and gift for wry delivery has…

Here’s the Prayerful First Trailer for Tom Hank’s New Movie ‘Greyhound’

A trailer for Tom Hank’s upcoming war epic Greyhound has just been released, and it’s…

What Horror Movies Can Teach Us About Christianity

While it may seem counterintuitive, there probably isn’t a film genre (excluding movies produced by…

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…

Why the Beginning of ‘Up’ Still Devastates Us, 10 Years Later

It’s true: The sound of heartbreak doesn’t need any words at all. The dialogue-less opening…

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

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

Review: Amy Poehler’s ‘Wine Country’ Subverts Typical Female-Story Tropes

“Rest and laughter are the most spiritual and subversive acts of all,” Anne Lamott once…

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…

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…

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…

The Enneagram Type of All the Avengers

One of the things that set Marvel’s Avengers apart as superheroes is that they’re also…

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…

How ‘Children of Men’ Hid a Hopeful Message Inside Its Apocalyptic Background

In Unpacking the Apocalypse, RELEVANT contributor Mary McCampbell explores the end-times of pop-culture for truth, meaning…

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.…

Review: ‘The Highwaymen’ Interrogates Why We’re Drawn to a Pair of Killers

A dramatic telling of true American crime, Netflix’s The Highwaymen recounts the 100-day journey of the…

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…

Why ‘Shazam’ Might Be the Most Spiritually-Minded Superhero Movie Yet

Shazam! is a joyful superhero movie about a teenage foster kid, Billy Batson (Asher Angel),…

‘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…

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…

‘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…

Why Are People Calling HBO’s Film About the Michael Jackson Abuse Allegations ‘Lies?’

This past weekend, HBO aired Leaving Neverland, a disturbing, detailed and deep-reported documentary about the sexual…

8 Must-Watch Things New to Netflix In March

What’s going to be your excuse for a binge-watching marathon this month? St. Patty’s Day…

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,…

RELEVANT’s 2019 Oscars Predictions (Plus Who Should Actually Win)

Amid one of the most fraught Oscars seasons ever, when musicians are dropping in and…

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ and the Limited Opportunities of Funny Women

Isn’t It Romantic is not short on funny women. The romantic comedy was written by…

20 Years Later, Does ‘Office Space’ Still Roast the Modern Workplace?

Movies become classics for different reasons. Mean Girls is quotable and The Hangover keeps you guessing.…

The 11 Best Love Stories On Netflix—For More Than Just Significant Others

We know, we know. Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday with a rote premise and…

Review: In ‘High Flying Bird,’ Athletes Are More Than Just Slabs of Meat

A basketball dribbles around four times in High Flying Bird. More Jerry Maguire than Hoosiers,…

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ Isn’t Just a Great Sequel, It’s a Perfect Ode to Childhood

As the Toy Story franchise expands its original trilogy and the modern crowd of Disney…

Our Favorite Ideas for Who Should Play the New Batman

RELEVANT Roundtable is when we ask our slate of culture writers a question and compile…

Is ‘First Reformed’ the Best Faith Movie Ever or Pure Blasphemy?

Last year’s First Reformed was regarded by many as one of the year’s best movies, but it…

9 Must-Watch Things Coming to Netflix In February

Love is in the air. Take a deep breath; can you smell it? It smells…