Too often, short films go unnoticed in our cultural diet. But often they also have important things to say to us. Few films, short or feature-length, bring the gravity and honesty of Cruel Logic.
Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, hailed as one of the most important films of the early twentieth century, is a groundbreaking science fiction film, and strangely relevant to a twenty-first century audience. Its dystopian leanings and exploration of artificial intelligence explore science fiction tropes that are as present in the genre today as ever. But perhaps the most noteworthy thing about it isn’t just its relevance, but that it is seeped in religious imagery.
Two of the three films coming out this weekend have little potential to be more than mediocre. But the third, dare I say it, could be one of the first Christian films to be artistically pleasing as well as morally laudable.
Netflix’s new arrivals always bring some good options. But in April, there are enough family-friendly choices to give you an entire month of family movie nights.
This weekend has something for everyone: a sci-fi flick, a drama, and an animated film. What’s more, all of them seem to have something to offer.
No plans for this weekend? Well, there’s always the movies . . . if you don’t have terribly high expectations.
Like previous Disney musicals, Moana is a gorgeous film, with beautiful animation, cultural diversity, and phenomenal music. But underneath that story, there’s a subversion that catches the attention of those with an eye on theology, using Polynesian mythology in a way that is very reminiscent of The Fall itself.