The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.
In an age dominated by antiheroes, Spider-Man: Homecoming shines bright, with its colorful optimism and truly heroic sensibilities.
Despite having too many buttcheek jokes, Despicable Me 3 comes out with far more positives than negatives, focusing on the realities of parenthood and family.
Believe the hype: Wonder Woman is a terrific film. It’s a moving and engaging story, focused on character, compassion, and courage. And in true DC fashion, it incorporates mythology in ways that connect to theology, with some pretty pleasing results.
Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novel has made some significant cultural waves in its more than ten years of publication, now resulting in a comic book series and an upcoming cable television series. Unfortunately, that influence is patently negative, propagating a distinctly atheist approach to religion, theology, and culture.
A star-studded surveillance thriller and a magic-centered drama are evidence of the fact that we’re moving into the glorious summer of the film season.
From thriller to sci-fi to drama to gangster, this week’s new releases run the gamut of genre, but with relatively little to show for it.