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Jazzing (and Baking) in the New Year with Pixar’s Soul

Since entering my thirties, around every turn of the year I can always count on the same lingering question nagging at my subconscious like a hungry and overtired toddler: What if I never amount to anything? Something about the annual ritual of taking stock, or the barrage of “New Year, New Me” social media posts, […]

Renounce Your Wish: The Low Anthropology of WW84

I wonder, if I could have watched the movie in the theater, where I didn’t have my phone, if I would have enjoyed it more.” This was the one-sentence film review of Wonder Woman 1984 given by my wife, a truly devoted fan of the DC super heroine. When the film’s credits rolled on our […]

PZ’s January Movie Picks

Ring in the New Year with some must-see movies on TCM. On this list you will find movies with grace in unexpected places, Christian themes, and overlooked gems. All times are Eastern; schedule subject to change. Dark Victory (1939), January 5th, 8:00 pm This is sort of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 30 years before her time. Bette […]

PZ’s (Mostly) Christmas Movie Picks

Grab you mince pies and warm up the hot chocolate — PZ and John Glover’s Christmas movie highlights is here! Set your DVRs or tune into the Turner Classic Movie channel to see these wonderful films with profoundly Christian themes. All times Eastern, and, where possible, streaming alternatives are provided in parenthesis.  December 16, 10:15 […]

The God Who Makes George Bailey’s Life So Wonderful

Christmas movies have an incredible ability to channel nostalgia. The connection to one’s childhood helps explain why many of us feel so closely connected to our personal favorites. If these movies don’t represent us, they at least represent who we want to be or who we used to be, someone usually in the form of […]

PZ’s December Movie Picks, Part One

Part One of PZ and John Glover’s December movie highlights is here! Set your DVRs or tune into the Turner Classic Movie channel to see these wonderful films with profoundly Christian themes. All times Eastern, and, where possible, streaming alternatives are provided in parenthesis.  December 2nd, 8:00 pm, Jane Eyre (1944) This excellent Hollywood version […]

When Everyone’s an Enemy (But Myself)

The “other” is a universal term that can be used for any category of person we have chosen to place the “versus” mentality against in our own lives. It could be the minivan plastered with their children’s honor roll achievements to rub in your face that cut you off on the jam-packed freeway. Possibly it’s […]

PZ’s November Movies, Part Two

The Man Who Knew Too Much, Annie Get Your Gun, and more!

PZ’s November Movie Picks, Part One

A Hard Day’s Night, The Secret Garden, and more!

Battling the Devil All the Time

Where Was God? Where Was He In This Suffering?

PZ’s October Movie Picks

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Dracula A.D. 1972, and more!

We Are All Sociopaths (for Love)

On the Writhing Orgy of Need and the Secret History of the World